Andrew B Allison

Andrew B Allison,

Assistant Professor – Veterinary Virology

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 294-4127
Business Email: aallison1@ufl.edu

About Andrew B Allison

In the Allison lab, we study the evolution and emergence of viruses that normally circulate in wildlife populations, specifically wild birds and mammals. In particular, we are interested in delineating the role that various wildlife species play in maintaining viruses in their natural cycles and the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that facilitate (or impede) such viruses from jumping to new animal hosts to cause disease.

For more information on current research projects and virology courses available to students, please visit the Allison Lab website below.

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Host range and cross-species transmission of viruses
  • Virus evolution and emergence
  • Wildlife virology

Publications

2019
Limited Intrahost Diversity and Background Evolution Accompany 40 Years of Canine Parvovirus Host Adaptation and Spread
Journal of Virology. 94(1) [DOI] 10.1128/jvi.01162-19.
2018
Complex and Dynamic Interactions between Parvovirus Capsids, Transferrin Receptors, and Antibodies Control Cell Infection and Host Range
Journal of Virology. 92(13) [DOI] 10.1128/jvi.00460-18.
2017
Evolution and Cryo-electron Microscopy Capsid Structure of a North American Bat Adenovirus and Its Relationship to Other Mastadenoviruses
Journal of Virology. 91(2) [DOI] 10.1128/jvi.01504-16.
2017
Experimental Infection of Common Eider Ducklings with Wellfleet Bay Virus, a Newly Characterized Orthomyxovirus.
Emerging infectious diseases. 23(12):1958-1965 [DOI] 10.3201/eid2312.160366. [PMID] 28841405.
2017
Parvovirus Capsid Structures Required for Infection: Mutations Controlling Receptor Recognition and Protease Cleavages
Journal of Virology. 91(2) [DOI] 10.1128/jvi.01871-16.
2017
Screening wild and semi-free ranging great apes for putative sexually transmitted diseases: Evidence of Trichomonadidae infections.
American journal of primatology. 79(4):1-2 [DOI] 10.1002/ajp.22645. [PMID] 28324622.
2017
The First 10 Years (2006-15) of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 6 in the USA.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 53(4):901-905 [DOI] 10.7589/2016-12-284. [PMID] 28657859.
2016
A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF CAUSES OF SKIN LESIONS IN WILD TURKEYS (MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO) IN THE EASTERN USA, 1975-2013.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 52(3):582-91 [DOI] 10.7589/2015-05-129. [PMID] 27195689.
2016
Single Mutations in the VP2 300 Loop Region of the Three-Fold Spike of the Carnivore Parvovirus Capsid Can Determine Host Range.
Journal of virology. 90(2):753-67 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.02636-15. [PMID] 26512077.
2016
Single-Particle Tracking Shows that a Point Mutation in the Carnivore Parvovirus Capsid Switches Binding between Host-Specific Transferrin Receptors.
Journal of virology. 90(9):4849-53 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.03204-15. [PMID] 26889026.
2015
Apparent increase of reported hemorrhagic disease in the midwestern and northeastern USA.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 51(2):348-61 [DOI] 10.7589/2013-12-330. [PMID] 25588003.
2015
Cyclic avian mass mortality in the northeastern United States is associated with a novel orthomyxovirus.
Journal of virology. 89(2):1389-403 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.02019-14. [PMID] 25392223.
2015
Effect of Temperature on Replication of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Viruses in Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
Journal of medical entomology. 52(5):1050-9 [DOI] 10.1093/jme/tjv062. [PMID] 26336204.
2015
Evolutionary genetics and vector adaptation of recombinant viruses of the western equine encephalitis antigenic complex provides new insights into alphavirus diversity and host switching.
Virology. 474:154-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2014.10.024. [PMID] 25463613.
2015
Global displacement of canine parvovirus by a host-adapted variant: structural comparison between pandemic viruses with distinct host ranges.
Journal of virology. 89(3):1909-12 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.02611-14. [PMID] 25410876.
2015
Molecular Surveillance for Lymphoproliferative Disease Virus in Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) from the Eastern United States.
PloS one. 10(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0122644. [PMID] 25897755.
2015
Screening wild and semi-free ranging great apes for putative sexually transmitted diseases: Evidence of Trichomonadidae infections.
American journal of primatology. 77(10):1075-85 [DOI] 10.1002/ajp.22442. [PMID] 26119266.
2014
Avian oncogenesis induced by lymphoproliferative disease virus: a neglected or emerging retroviral pathogen?
Virology. 450-451:2-12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2013.11.037. [PMID] 24503062.
2014
Effects of temperature and pH on the persistence of avian paramyxovirus-1 in water.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 50(4):998-1000 [DOI] 10.7589/2014-04-088. [PMID] 25075541.
2014
First report of Angiostrongylus vasorum and Hepatozoon from a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from West Virginia, USA.
Veterinary parasitology. 200(1-2):216-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.12.007. [PMID] 24412356.
2014
Gene duplication and phylogeography of North American members of the Hart Park serogroup of avian rhabdoviruses.
Virology. 448:284-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2013.10.024. [PMID] 24314659.
2014
Host-specific parvovirus evolution in nature is recapitulated by in vitro adaptation to different carnivore species.
PLoS pathogens. 10(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004475. [PMID] 25375184.
2013
Frequent cross-species transmission of parvoviruses among diverse carnivore hosts.
Journal of virology. 87(4):2342-7 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.02428-12. [PMID] 23221559.
2012
Evolutionary reconstructions of the transferrin receptor of Caniforms supports canine parvovirus being a re-emerged and not a novel pathogen in dogs.
PLoS pathogens. 8(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002666. [PMID] 22570610.
2012
Role of multiple hosts in the cross-species transmission and emergence of a pandemic parvovirus.
Journal of virology. 86(2):865-72 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.06187-11. [PMID] 22072763.
2012
Susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to experimental infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus serotype 7.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 48(3):676-85 [PMID] 22740533.
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2012
Vector competence of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus serotype 7.
Parasites & vectors. 5 [DOI] 10.1186/1756-3305-5-236. [PMID] 23075098.
2010
Pathology in practice. Ranavirus infection.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 237(7):783-5 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.237.7.783. [PMID] 20919842.
2010
RT-PCR assays for seven serotypes of epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus & their use to type strains from the Mediterranean region and North America.
PloS one. 5(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0012782. [PMID] 20862243.
2009
Examination for double-stranded RNA viruses in Trichomonas gallinae and identification of a novel sequence of a Trichomonas vaginalis virus.
Parasitology research. 105(3):775-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s00436-009-1454-5. [PMID] 19452169.
2007
Infectious canine hepatitis in a gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 43(4):734-6 [PMID] 17984271.
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2007
Necropsy findings and arbovirus surveillance in mourning doves from the southeastern United States.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 43(1):129-35 [PMID] 17347403.
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2007
Pathology and epidemiology of natural West Nile viral infection of raptors in Georgia.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 43(2):214-23 [PMID] 17495305.
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2006
West Nile virus antibodies in avian species of Georgia, USA: 2000-2004.
Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 6(1):57-72 [PMID] 16584328.
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2005
Comparison of immunohistochemistry and virus isolation for diagnosis of west nile virus.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 43(6):2904-8 [PMID] 15956415.
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2005
Eastern equine encephalitis in a free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 41(1):241-5 [PMID] 15827230.
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2005
West Nile virus detection in the organs of naturally infected blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 41(2):354-62 [PMID] 16107670.
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2004
West Nile virus viremia in wild rock pigeons.
Emerging infectious diseases. 10(12):2252-5 [PMID] 15663876.
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2003
Absence of humoral response in flamingos and red-tailed hawks to experimental vaccination with a killed West Nile virus vaccine.
Avian diseases. 47(3):750-2 [PMID] 14562907.
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2002
Oral and fecal shedding of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, serotype 1 from experimentally infected white-tailed deer.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 38(1):166-8 [PMID] 11838208.
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Education

Post-doctoral Fellow – Virology
2016 · Cornell University
Ph.D. – Infectious Diseases (Virology)
2010 · University of Georgia
M.S. – Medical Microbiology
2000 · University of Georgia
B.S. – Wildlife Science
1996 · Virginia Tech

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
VME6195 Wildlife Virology: Emerging Wildlife Viruses of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance
2020
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2021
VME4906 Problems in Veterinary Science
2020-2021
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Contact Details

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(352) 294-4127
Emails:
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aallison1@ufl.edu

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