The parasitologists in the department have diverse research and teaching interests, with heavy involvement in veterinary, graduate (MPS) and undergraduate education in parasitology. Research interests focus on: the study of the interface of the pathogen and host at the level of the host's immune response, the nature of the protective immune response and how the pathogen modulates the host response to ensure its success, the detection, treatment and prevalence of parasites of veterinary importance (including those of zoonotic concern), and the disinfection of wastewater and sewage. The parasites studied include protozoan, helminth, arthropod pathogens: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Icthyophthirius, Toxoplasma gondii, Toxocara, Ascaris, Aelurostrongylus, and ticks, to name a few.

Related: Master of Professional Studies – Veterinary Parasitology

Dwight Bowman

Dwight Bowman, PhD
Professor of Parasitology

Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, biosurveillance

Dr. Margaret Bynoe

Margaret Bynoe, PhD
Professor of Immunology

The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation

Theodore Clark

Theodore Clark, PhD
Professor of Parasitology & Immunology

Vaccine Development; Mitochondrial Dynamics; Evolution of Antigen Presentation in teleost fish; Biology of the ciliated protozoa Tetrahymena and Ichthyophthirius

Deborah Fowell

Deborah Fowell, PhD
Department Chair, Professor

Regulation of immunity at tissues sites of infection and inflammation, immune imaging, intravital multiphoton microscopy