Zoology & Wildlife Conservation  

Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation Researchers

Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine meets the clinical and research demands of human and animal health. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, the College leads in scientific discovery. Faculty expertise focus on the interface between scientific research and clinical practice as well as a commitment to animal and human health.

Faculty Index Faculty A-C Faculty D-L Faculty M-R Faculty S-Z

Area of Interest

Exotic and wildlife medicine; anesthesia, elephant medicine

Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, visceral larva migrans, host response to soil transmitted pathogens, detection of soil transmitted parasites

Molecular pathogenesis of the infectious bronchitis virus; Ecology and conservation of disease in birds and wildlife

Bunting VMD
Elizabeth Bunting

Disease prevention, surveillance, and control programs; Wildlife and Zoo Medicine

Comparative anatomic pathology, conservation biology, ecology, comparative osteology

Molecular biology of infectious disease; DNA and recombinant subunit vaccine development; molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis; immunopathology of infectious disease; molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases; host defense mechanisms; comparative genomics and proteomics

Clinical oncology; ovarian cancer

Viral diseases of cattle; Bovine viral diarrhea virus; Viral diseases of dogs; Canine influenza virus; Viral diseases of domestic animals that impact endangered wildlife; Herd health program; Biosecurity; effective use of veterinary biologicals

Infectious disease and host immune response

Muscle biology;  biomechanics of locomotion; gait abnormalities; elucidation of interactions between nerves and muscles in affecting the phenotype of mature muscles; specializing in bat research

Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Reintroduction Medicine affecting Wildlife Health and Conservation

Sensory biology, and ecology; retinal physiology and biochemistry; clinical electrophysiology; visual sciences

Diseases of multiple species, defining epidemiology and risk factors for diseases

Exotic and Wildlife Medicine; avian transfusion medicine, coagulation parameters; infectious diseases of rabbits

Embryology and animal development, with the emphasis on the development of vertebreatre craniofacial muscless, blood vessels, and skeletal tissues

Anatomic pathology; dermatopathology; animal models of skins diseases; wildlife diseases

Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort, sexual differentiation

Sperm motility regulation and transport into the female reproductive tract

Micro and nano-biotechnology; biomaterials & drug delivery; Reproductive Physiology; Cell biology of male germ cells; preservation of genetic diversity; comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation