Thomas B Waltzek

Thomas B Waltzek,

Associate Professor; Research Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Program

Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Business Phone: (352) 273-5202
Business Email: tbwaltzek@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Scholarship Winner
2010 · John L. Pitts Veterinary Student/Recent Graduate Scholarship
AVMA Achievement Award
2009 · UC Davis
Merck Achievement Award
2009 · UC Davis
Wilds Scholastic Award
2009 · UC Davis
Best Student Presentation
2007 · 33rd Eastern Fish Health Workshop

Research Profile

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

Publications

2021
Characterization of an alphavirus isolated from a stranded harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) from Alaska.
Virus research. 291 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2020.198187. [PMID] 33075445.
2021
Cytochrome oxidase gene sequencing reveals channel catfish ovary cell line is contaminated with brown bullhead cells.
Journal of fish diseases. 44(1):119-122 [DOI] 10.1111/jfd.13278. [PMID] 33068031.
2021
Earliest detection to date of SARS-CoV-2 in Florida: Identification together with influenza virus on the main entry door of a university building, February 2020.
PloS one. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0245352. [PMID] 33439885.
2021
Emerging Pathogens and a Current-Use Pesticide: Potential Impacts on Eastern Hellbenders.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 33(1):24-32 [DOI] 10.1002/aah.10117. [PMID] 33590581.
2021
In-Frame 12-Nucleotide Deletion within Open Reading Frame 3a in a SARS-CoV-2 Strain Isolated from a Patient Hospitalized with COVID-19.
Microbiology resource announcements. 10(8) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.00137-21. [PMID] 33632859.
2021
Tetra disseminated microsporidiosis: a novel disease in ornamental fish caused by Fusasporis stethaprioni n. gen. n. sp.
Parasitology research. 120(2):497-514 [DOI] 10.1007/s00436-020-06988-7. [PMID] 33415390.
2020
A New Family of DNA Viruses Causing Disease in Crustaceans from Diverse Aquatic Biomes.
mBio. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1128/mBio.02938-19. [PMID] 31937645.
2020
Characterisation and comparison of the mucosa-associated bacterial communities across the gastrointestinal tract of stranded green turtles, Chelonia mydas.
AIMS microbiology. 6(4):361-378 [DOI] 10.3934/microbiol.2020022. [PMID] 33364533.
2020
Characterization of a novel picornavirus isolated from moribund aquacultured clownfish.
The Journal of general virology. 101(7):735-745 [DOI] 10.1099/jgv.0.001421. [PMID] 32421489.
2020
Characterization of ranaviruses isolated from lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus L. in the North Atlantic area: proposal for a new ranavirus species (European North Atlantic Ranavirus).
The Journal of general virology. 101(2):198-207 [DOI] 10.1099/jgv.0.001377. [PMID] 31904317.
2020
Characterization of the bacterial microbiome among free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
Heliyon. 6(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03944. [PMID] 32577542.
2020
Detection and Preliminary Characterization of Phocine Distemper Virus in a Stranded Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 56(3):646-650 [DOI] 10.7589/2019-10-267. [PMID] 31917631.
2020
Genome characterization of cetaceanpox virus from a managed Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).
Virus research. 278 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2020.197861. [PMID] 31923559.
2020
Genome Sequence of a Ranavirus Isolated from a Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Poland.
Microbiology resource announcements. 9(47) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.00781-20. [PMID] 33214291.
2020
Genomic characterization of a novel circovirus from a stranded Longman’s beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus).
Virus research. 277 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197826. [PMID] 31790774.
2020
Genomic Characterization of Picornaviruses Isolated From Ribbon (Histriophoca fasciata) and Harbor (Phoca vitulina) Seals.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2020.554716. [PMID] 33195526.
2020
Genomic Characterization of Tilapia Lake Virus Isolates Recovered from Moribund Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) on a Farm in the United States.
Microbiology resource announcements. 9(4) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.01368-19. [PMID] 31974153.
2020
Phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryosa in cultured white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus Richardson) from California USA during 2006 to 2015.
Journal of fish diseases. [DOI] 10.1111/jfd.13308. [PMID] 33332625.
2020
The effect of diet on the gastrointestinal microbiome of juvenile rehabilitating green turtles (Chelonia mydas).
PloS one. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0227060. [PMID] 31940380.
2020
Tilapia develop protective immunity including a humoral response following exposure to tilapia lake virus.
Fish & shellfish immunology. 106:666-674 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fsi.2020.08.031. [PMID] 32858185.
2020
Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients.
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 100:476-482 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.025. [PMID] 32949774.
2020
Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients.
medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. [DOI] 10.1101/2020.08.03.20167395. [PMID] 32793914.
2019
A novel host-adapted strain of Salmonella Typhimurium causes renal disease in olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the Pacific.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-45752-5. [PMID] 31249336.
2019
Characterization of a Novel Megalocytivirus Isolated from European Chub (Squalius cephalus).
Viruses. 11(5) [DOI] 10.3390/v11050440. [PMID] 31096590.
2019
Characterization of a novel rhabdovirus isolated from a stranded harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).
Virus research. 273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197742. [PMID] 31499088.
2019
Characterization of a peribunyavirus isolated from largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides).
Virus research. 273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197761. [PMID] 31539558.
2019
Characterization of mule deerpox virus in Florida white-tailed deer fawns expands the known host and geographic range of this emerging pathogen.
Archives of virology. 164(1):51-61 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-018-3991-7. [PMID] 30238163.
2019
Complete Genome Sequence of an Ictalurid Herpesvirus 1 Strain Isolated from Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus).
Microbiology resource announcements. 8(15) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.00082-19. [PMID] 30975798.
2019
Complete Genome Sequence of Mobuck Virus Isolated from a Florida White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Microbiology resource announcements. 8(3) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.01324-18. [PMID] 30687822.
2019
FATAL RANAVIRUS INFECTION IN A GROUP OF ZOO-HOUSED MELLER’S CHAMELEONS (TRIOCEROS MELLERI).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 50(3):696-705 [DOI] 10.1638/2018-0044. [PMID] 33517641.
2019
Genome Sequence of Tilapia Lake Virus Associated with Syncytial Hepatitis of Tilapia in an Ecuadorian Aquaculture Facility.
Microbiology resource announcements. 8(18) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.00084-19. [PMID] 31048391.
2019
Genome Sequences of a Novel Strain of Big Cypress Orbivirus Isolated from a Dead Florida White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Microbiology resource announcements. 8(11) [DOI] 10.1128/MRA.01717-18. [PMID] 30938331.
2019
Genomic and developmental characterisation of a novel bunyavirus infecting the crustacean Carcinus maenas.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-49260-4. [PMID] 31506463.
2019
Genomic characterization of a novel pegivirus species from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida.
Virus research. 263:98-101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.01.002. [PMID] 30633958.
2019
Genomic sequence of a Bohle iridovirus strain isolated from a diseased boreal toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas) in a North American aquarium.
Archives of virology. 164(7):1923-1926 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-019-04244-7. [PMID] 30993463.
2019
Genomic sequencing of a virus representing a novel type within the species Dyopipapillomavirus 1 in an Indian River Lagoon bottlenose dolphin.
Archives of virology. 164(3):767-774 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-018-04117-5. [PMID] 30663022.
2019
Molecular characterization of a novel reassortment Mammalian orthoreovirus type 2 isolated from a Florida white-tailed deer fawn.
Virus research. 270 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197642. [PMID] 31228510.
2019
Phylogenomic characterization of red seabream iridovirus from Florida pompano Trachinotus carolinus maricultured in the Caribbean Sea.
Archives of virology. 164(4):1209-1212 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-019-04155-7. [PMID] 30741339.
2019
Three New Orbivirus Species Isolated from Farmed White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States.
Viruses. 12(1) [DOI] 10.3390/v12010013. [PMID] 31861885.
2018
Acipenser iridovirus-European encodes a replication factor C (RFC) sub-unit.
Archives of virology. 163(11):2985-2995 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-018-3963-y. [PMID] 30054747.
2018
An alloherpesvirus infection of European perch Perca fluviatilis in Finland.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 128(3):175-185 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03228. [PMID] 29862976.
2018
Comparative analysis of gut bacterial communities of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) pre-hospitalization and post-rehabilitation by high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA gene.
Microbiological research. 207:91-99 [DOI] 10.1016/j.micres.2017.11.010. [PMID] 29458874.
2018
Complete genome sequence of a novel sea otterpox virus.
Virus genes. 54(6):756-767 [DOI] 10.1007/s11262-018-1594-8. [PMID] 30225673.
2018
Complete Genome Sequence of a Tilapia Lake Virus Isolate Obtained from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
Genome announcements. 6(26) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00580-18. [PMID] 29954898.
2018
Complete Genome Sequence of Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus Serotype 6, Isolated from Florida White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
Genome announcements. 6(14) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00160-18. [PMID] 29622607.
2018
Complete Genome Sequencing of a Novel Type of Omikronpapillomavirus 1 in Indian River Lagoon Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
Genome announcements. 6(17) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00240-18. [PMID] 29700141.
2018
Diagnosis and treatment of multi-species fish mortality attributed to Enteromyxum leei while in quarantine at a US aquarium.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 132(1):37-48 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03303. [PMID] 30530929.
2018
Establishing a Diagnostic Technique for Coelomocentesis in the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 30(4):325-331 [DOI] 10.1002/aah.10043. [PMID] 30336511.
2018
First report of carp edema virus in the mortality of wild common carp Cyprinus carpio in North America.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 131(3):177-186 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03296. [PMID] 30459290.
2018
Genome Sequence of a Novel Alloherpesvirus Isolated from Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis).
Genome announcements. 6(19) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00403-18. [PMID] 29748409.
2018
Investigation of a Cyprinid Herpesvirus 1 Disease Episode in a Group of Pond-Reared Koi.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 30(3):185-190 [DOI] 10.1002/aah.10022. [PMID] 29672928.
2018
OUTBREAK AND TREATMENT OF CARP EDEMA VIRUS IN KOI ( CYPRINUS CARPIO) FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 49(3):755-764 [DOI] 10.1638/2017-0189.1. [PMID] 30212314.
2018
Partial validation of a TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR for the detection of ranaviruses.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 128(2):105-116 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03214. [PMID] 29733025.
2018
Partial validation of a TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR for the detection of ranaviruses.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 128(2):105-116 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03214. [PMID] 29733025.
2018
Phylogenomic characterization of two novel members of the genus Megalocytivirus from archived ornamental fish samples.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 130(1):11-24 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03250. [PMID] 30154268.
2018
Red seabream iridovirus associated with cultured Florida pompano Trachinotus carolinus mortality in Central America.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 130(2):109-115 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03267. [PMID] 30198486.
2018
Viral Enrichment Methods Affect the Detection but Not Sequence Variation of West Nile Virus in Equine Brain Tissue.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2018.00318. [PMID] 30619900.
2017
A novel cetacean adenovirus in stranded harbour porpoises from the North Sea: detection and molecular characterization.
Archives of virology. 162(7):2035-2040 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-017-3310-8. [PMID] 28283815.
2017
Complete Genome Sequence of Human Coronavirus Strain 229E Isolated from Plasma Collected from a Haitian Child in 2016.
Genome announcements. 5(47) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01313-17. [PMID] 29167251.
2017
Development and validation of a quantitative PCR for rapid and specific detection of California sea lion adenovirus 1 and prevalence in wild and managed populations.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 29(2):193-197 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638716689113. [PMID] 28166696.
2017
Development of a PCR assay to detect cyprinid herpesvirus 1 in koi and common carp.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 123(1):19-27 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03066. [PMID] 28177290.
2017
Diversity of Veronaea botryosa from different hosts and evaluation of laboratory challenge models for phaeohyphomycosis in Acipenser transmontanus.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 125(1):7-18 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03134. [PMID] 28627488.
2017
Emergence of carp edema virus (CEV) and its significance to European common carp and koi Cyprinus carpio.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 126(2):155-166 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03164. [PMID] 29044045.
2017
Fatal Systemic Salmonellosis in a Florida Manatee ( Trichechus manatus latirostris).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 53(4):930-933 [DOI] 10.7589/2017-01-012. [PMID] 28463629.
2017
Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef.
FEMS microbiology ecology. 93(12) [DOI] 10.1093/femsec/fix139. [PMID] 29069420.
2017
Genome Sequence of a Gammaherpesvirus from a Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Genome announcements. 5(31) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00777-17. [PMID] 28774992.
2017
Genome Sequence of an Alphaherpesvirus from a Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas).
Genome announcements. 5(42) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01100-17. [PMID] 29051247.
2017
Genomic characterization of a novel calicivirus, FHMCV-2012, from baitfish in the USA.
Archives of virology. 162(12):3619-3627 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-017-3519-6. [PMID] 28815386.
2017
Genomic Sequences of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Viruses Isolated from Florida White-Tailed Deer.
Genome announcements. 5(43) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01174-17. [PMID] 29074661.
2017
Genomic Sequencing of Ranaviruses Isolated from Edible Frogs (Pelophylax esculentus).
Genome announcements. 5(38) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01015-17. [PMID] 28935748.
2017
ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Iridoviridae.
The Journal of general virology. 98(5):890-891 [DOI] 10.1099/jgv.0.000818. [PMID] 28555546.
2017
Molecular characterization of a novel orthomyxovirus from rainbow and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Virus research. 230:38-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2017.01.005. [PMID] 28088362.
2017
Molecular epidemiology of Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis virus (EHNV).
Virology. 511:320-329 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2017.07.029. [PMID] 28818331.
2017
Ranavirus phylogenomics: Signatures of recombination and inversions among bullfrog ranaculture isolates.
Virology. 511:330-343 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2017.07.028. [PMID] 28803676.
2017
Ranaviruses and other members of the family Iridoviridae: Their place in the virosphere.
Virology. 511:259-271 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2017.06.007. [PMID] 28648249.
2016
Body ram, not suction, is the primary axis of suction-feeding diversity in spiny-rayed fishes.
The Journal of experimental biology. 219(Pt 1):119-28 [DOI] 10.1242/jeb.129015. [PMID] 26596534.
2016
Coinfection by Cetacean morbillivirus and Aspergillus fumigatus in a juvenile bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 28(6):729-734 [PMID] 27698174.
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2016
COINFECTION OF CALIFORNIA SEA LION ADENOVIRUS 1 AND A NOVEL POLYOMAVIRUS IN A HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL (NEOMONACHUS SCHAUINSLANDI).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47(2):427-37 [DOI] 10.1638/2014-0252.1. [PMID] 27468013.
2016
Complete Genome Sequence of a Bohle iridovirus Isolate from Ornate Burrowing Frogs (Limnodynastes ornatus) in Australia.
Genome announcements. 4(4) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00632-16. [PMID] 27540051.
2016
Detection of infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV) and turbot reddish body iridovirus (TRBIV) from archival ornamental fish samples.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 122(2):105-123 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03068. [PMID] 28000602.
2016
Disseminated toxoplasmosis Toxoplasma gondii in a wild Florida manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris and seroprevalence in two wild populations.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 122(1):77-83 [PMID] 27901507.
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2016
Genetic characterization of esocid herpesvirus 1 (EsHV1).
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 122(1):1-11 [PMID] 27901499.
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2016
Genome Sequence of a Ranavirus Isolated from Pike-Perch Sander lucioperca.
Genome announcements. 4(6) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01295-16. [PMID] 27856591.
2016
Genomic Sequence of a Ranavirus Isolated from Short-Finned Eel (Anguilla australis).
Genome announcements. 4(4) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.00843-16. [PMID] 27540067.
2016
Genomic Sequencing of Ranaviruses Isolated from Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) and Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua).
Genome announcements. 4(6) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01393-16. [PMID] 27979944.
2016
Megalocytivirus infection in cultured Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 119(3):253-8 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02985. [PMID] 27225209.
2016
Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in a juvenile leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 28(6):718-721 [PMID] 27698171.
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2016
Recommended reporting standards for test accuracy studies of infectious diseases of finfish, amphibians, molluscs and crustaceans: the STRADAS-aquatic checklist.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 118(2):91-111 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02947. [PMID] 26912041.
2015
A tortoise-infecting picornavirus expands the host range of the family Picornaviridae.
Archives of virology. 160(5):1319-23 [DOI] 10.1007/s00705-015-2366-6. [PMID] 25721297.
2015
Another potential carp killer?: Carp Edema Virus disease in Germany.
BMC veterinary research. 11 [DOI] 10.1186/s12917-015-0424-7. [PMID] 25976542.
2015
Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for fibromas in tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, Valenciennes 1847, and neoplasia in lined sea horse, Hippocampus erectus, Perry 1810.
Journal of fish diseases. 38(7):681-5 [DOI] 10.1111/jfd.12276. [PMID] 25039679.
2015
Phaeohyphomycosis resulting in obstructive tracheitis in three green sea turtles Chelonia mydas stranded along the Florida coast.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 113(3):257-62 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02843. [PMID] 25850403.
2015
Phylogenomic characterization of California sea lion adenovirus-1.
Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases. 31:270-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.meegid.2015.01.024. [PMID] 25660039.
2015
Utilizing Public Aquariums and Molecular Identification Techniques To Address the Larviculture Potential of Pacific Blue Tangs (Paracanthurus Hepatus), Semicircle Angelfish (Pomacanthus Semicirculatus), and Bannerfish (Heniochus Sp.)
Aquaculture International. 23(1):253-265 [DOI] 10.1007/s10499-014-9813-3.
2014
Cetacean Morbillivirus: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
Viruses. 6(12):5145-5181 [DOI] 10.3390/v6125145. [PMID] 25533660.
2014
Isolation and molecular characterization of a novel picornavirus from baitfish in the USA.
PloS one. 9(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0087593. [PMID] 24586283.
2014
New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. I. Expansion of frog virus 3 host range into Scaphirhynchus albus.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 111(3):219-27 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02761. [PMID] 25320034.
2014
New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. II. Phaeohyphomycosis due to Veronaea botryosa.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 111(3):229-38 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02755. [PMID] 25320035.
2014
Novel poxvirus infection in northern and southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni and Enhydra lutris neiris), Alaska and California, USA.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 50(3):607-15 [DOI] 10.7589/2013-08-217. [PMID] 24807180.
2014
Phocine Distemper Virus: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
Viruses. 6(12):5093-5134 [DOI] 10.3390/v6125093. [PMID] 25533658.
2014
Ranaviruses: not just for frogs.
PLoS pathogens. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003850. [PMID] 24453965.
2014
Susceptibility of fish and turtles to three ranaviruses isolated from different ectothermic vertebrate classes.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 26(2):118-26 [DOI] 10.1080/08997659.2014.886637. [PMID] 24895866.
2014
Transmission of ranavirus between ectothermic vertebrate hosts.
PloS one. 9(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0092476. [PMID] 24667325.
2013
Atlantic salmon papillomatosis in Russia and molecular characterization of the associated herpesvirus.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 107(2):121-7 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02674. [PMID] 24334354.
2013
Co-infection by alveolate parasites and frog virus 3-like ranavirus during an amphibian larval mortality event in Florida, USA.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 105(2):89-99 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02625. [PMID] 23872853.
2013
Comparative genomics of carp herpesviruses.
Journal of virology. 87(5):2908-22 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.03206-12. [PMID] 23269803.
2013
Do habitat shifts drive diversification in teleost fishes? An example from the pufferfishes (Tetraodontidae).
Journal of evolutionary biology. 26(5):1003-18 [DOI] 10.1111/jeb.12112. [PMID] 23496826.
2013
Isolation and characterization of H3N8 equine influenza A virus associated with the 2011 epizootic in Mongolia.
Influenza and other respiratory viruses. 7(5):659-65 [DOI] 10.1111/irv.12069. [PMID] 23289427.
2013
Isolation and genetic characterization of human coronavirus NL63 in primary human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells obtained from a commercial supplier, and confirmation of its replication in two different types of human primary kidney cells.
Virology journal. 10 [DOI] 10.1186/1743-422X-10-213. [PMID] 23805916.
2013
Megalocytivirus infection in orbiculate batfish Platax orbicularis.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 105(1):1-8 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02594. [PMID] 23836765.
2012
Characterization of a novel alloherpesvirus from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 24(1):65-73 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638711416629. [PMID] 22362936.
2012
Comparative Analysis of the Full-Length Genome Sequence of a Clinical Isolate of Human Parainfluenza Virus 4B.
Scientifica. 2012 [DOI] 10.6064/2012/871201. [PMID] 24278751.
2012
Marine mammal zoonoses: a review of disease manifestations.
Zoonoses and public health. 59(8):521-35 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2012.01492.x. [PMID] 22697432.
2012
Ranavirus: past, present and future.
Biology letters. 8(4):481-3 [DOI] 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0951. [PMID] 22048891.
2012
Systemic iridovirus from threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus represents a new megalocytivirus species (family Iridoviridae).
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 98(1):41-56 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02415. [PMID] 22422128.
2011
Clinical report: hyperplastic adipose lids in mackerel scad, Decapterus macarellus (Cuvier).
Journal of fish diseases. 34(12):921-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2761.2011.01306.x. [PMID] 21995715.
2011
Metagenomic identification of a novel anellovirus in Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsii) lung samples and its detection in samples from multiple years.
The Journal of general virology. 92(Pt 6):1318-1323 [DOI] 10.1099/vir.0.029678-0. [PMID] 21402596.
2009
Development of a polymerase chain reaction assay to detect cyprinid herpesvirus 2 in goldfish.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 21(1):60-7 [DOI] 10.1577/H08-045.1. [PMID] 19485127.
2009
Phylogenetic relationships in the family Alloherpesviridae.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 84(3):179-94 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02023. [PMID] 19565695.
2009
Systemic iridovirus infection in the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni Koumans 1933).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 21(3):306-20 [PMID] 19407082.
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2008
Revised phylogenetic relationships among herpesviruses isolated from sturgeons.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 20(2):96-102 [DOI] 10.1577/H07-028.1. [PMID] 18783130.
2007
Evolution of suiform aromatases: ancestral duplication with conservation of tissue-specific expression in the collared peccary (Pecari tayassu).
Journal of molecular evolution. 65(4):403-12 [PMID] 17912474.
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2007
Genome sequences of three koi herpesvirus isolates representing the expanding distribution of an emerging disease threatening koi and common carp worldwide.
Journal of virology. 81(10):5058-65 [PMID] 17329333.
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2005
Koi herpesvirus represents a third cyprinid herpesvirus (CyHV-3) in the family Herpesviridae.
The Journal of general virology. 86(Pt 6):1659-1667 [DOI] 10.1099/vir.0.80982-0. [PMID] 15914843.
2003
Functional morphology of extreme jaw protrusion in Neotropical cichlids.
Journal of morphology. 257(1):96-106 [PMID] 12740901.
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2001
Evaluating the use of ram and suction during prey capture by cichlid fishes.
The Journal of experimental biology. 204(Pt 17):3039-51 [PMID] 11551992.
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Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Validation and Development of Diagnostic Assays That Support Export Health Attestations for the Tilapia Lake Virus
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG APHIS
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
Edwardsiella piscicida DNA vaccine vector to prevent Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) infection and develop generalized vaccine vectors to protect commercial fish from multiple infectious diseases to improve aquaculture productivity
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FOUNDATION FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RES
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
Improving Wild and Hatchery-Reared Lake Trout Health via Development of Novel Epizootic Epitheliotropic Disease Prevention Methods
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV via GREAT LAKES FISHERY COMMISSION
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Development of In Vitro and Molecular Diagnostic Tools for the Globally Emerging Tilapia Lake Virus
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Aug 2018 – Aug 2020
Surveillance for a Highly Pathogenic Chimeric Ranavirus in Georgia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: STATE OF GEORGIA DEPT OF NATURAL RES via US DEPT OF INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SE
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Develop and Further Training in Case of Marine Mammals with Emphasis on Manatees
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Mar 2018 – Jun 2018
Determining the Etiology of an Emerging Ulcerative Disease in Invasive Lionfish
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Nov 2017 ACTIVE
Diagnostic Pathogen Discovery in Farmed and Wild Aquatic Animals
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MULTIPLE SPONSORS
Oct 2017 – Dec 2017
Oncoviral Screening of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Tumor Tissues
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Sep 2017 – Dec 2017
Development of Diagnostics to Screen WildBottlenose Dolphin Populations for Dolphin Pegivirus
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Sep 2017 – Dec 2017
Diagnostic Viral Discovery in Archived Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Samples
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Jul 2017 – Jun 2020
Surveillance of Ranavirus at Four Current or Past Fish Hatchery Water Supply Lakes and Two Sites on the Missouri River
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MISSOURI DEPT OF CONSERVATION
Jun 2017 – Jun 2018
Conference Grant: International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary, 7 10 June, 2017
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Jun 2017 – May 2018
Funding to support travel and attendance at the 4th Intl. Symposium on Ranaviruses – Budapest, Hungary, June 2017.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF BIOSECURITY PRACTICES IN FLORIDAAQUACULTURE
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF AG AND CONSUMER SER
Jul 2015 – Jun 2018
Develop and Further Training in Case of Marine Mammals with Emphasis on Manatees
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMM
Jun 2015 – May 2017
Applying Advanced Tools in Molecular Biology and Phylogeography to Determining the Origins and Patterns of Dispersal in a Lethal Marine Pathogen
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DSR OPPORTUNITY FUND
Feb 2015 – Aug 2016
RE-EMERGENCE OF EPIZOOTIC EPITHELIOTROPIC DISEASE VIRUS: POTENTIAL EFFECTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED DIAGNOSTICS & CONTROL MEASURES
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV via GREAT LAKES FISHER TRUST

Education

PhD – Comparative Pathology
2010 · University of California at Davis
DVM
2009 · University of California at Davis
MS – Ecology
2002 · University of California at Davis
BS – Biological Sciences
1998 · Florida State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2020
WIS6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
2019-2020
WIS4934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
2019-2020
VEM5131 Vet Molecular Biology
2012-2020
VEM5141 Vet Microbiology
2018
FAS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
VME7979 Advanced Research
2018
VME7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
ZOO7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2014-2018
VEM5893 Micro Parasit Serolog
2016-2017
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012
VEM5374L Dis Warm Water Fish
2021
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences

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