Thomas B. Waltzek
Research Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Program
Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
PO Box 110880
Bldg. #1379, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
- PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California at Davis, 2010
- DVM, University of California at Davis, 2009
- MS, Ecology, University of California at Davis, 2002
- BS, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 1998
Honors and Awards
- 2010 – John L. Pitts Veterinary Student/Recent Graduate Scholarship
- 2009 – Merck Achievement Award, UC Davis
- 2009 – Wilds Scholastic Award, UC Davis
- 2009 – AVMA Achievement Award, UC Davis
- 2007 – Best Student Presentation, 33rd Eastern Fish Health Workshop
- Characterization of Emerging Aquatic Animal Viruses (EAAVs) using Metagenomics;
- Phylogenomics to study the Biology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of EAAVs;
- Development of Broadly Applicable Diagnostic Methodologies to Track EAAVs;
- Determining the Role that International Commerce of Aquatic Animals Plays in the Emergence of AAVs as it Relates to Global Aquaculture and Ecosystem Health.
- Aquatic Animal Zoonoses, Public Health, One Health
- Phylogenomic characterization of red seabream iridovirus from Florida pompano Trachinotus carolinus maricultured in the Caribbean Sea.
- Complete Genome Sequence of Mobuck Virus Isolated from a Florida White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
- Genomic sequencing of a virus representing a novel type within the species Dyopipapillomavirus 1 in an Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphin.
- Genomic characterization of a novel pegivirus species from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida.
Additional publications here