Araceli Lucio-Forster, PhD

Dr. Araceli Lucio-Forster

Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
C4 103 VMC
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.4046

Research Interest

Veterinary Parasitology: parasite identification, diagnostic methods, and education.


PhD (Cornell University)

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. Lucio-Forster earned her PhD in Microbiology from Cornell University in 2007 where she studied zoonotic waterborne and soil-transmitted parasites under the tutelage of Dr. Dwight D. Bowman. After graduation, she accepted a position in Cornell’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, where her main focus is teaching Clinical Diagnostic Parasitology to 3rd and 4th year veterinary students. Additionally, she is a co-instructor in the courses Wildlife Parasitology and Parasites as Literary Protagonists, and an invited lecturer in General, Medical and Veterinary Parasitology, Swine Management, and Sheep and Goat Medicine Lab courses. Dr. Lucio-Forster has authored a number of manuscripts on parasite detection and identification, and is currently working on chapters for the new editions of Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters and Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 


Araceli Lucio-Forster, Jennifer S. Mizhquiri Barbecho, Hussni O. Mohammed, Bruce G. Kornreich, Dwight D. Bowman. 2016.
 Comparison of the prevalence of Toxocara egg shedding by pet cats and dogs in the U.S.A., 2011–2014. Vet Par: Regional Studies and Reports. Vol 5, Pages 1–13

A. Lucio-Forster, J. L. Liotta, M. Rishniw, and D.D. Bowman. 2015. Serpentirhabdias dubielzigi n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from Captive-Bred Ball Pythons, Python regius (Serpentes: Pythonidae) in U.S.A. Comp. Parasit. 82(1): 115-122

Elsemore DA, Geng J, Flynn L, Cruthers L, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD. 2014. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for coproantigen detection of Trichuris vulpis in dogs. J Vet Diagn InvestMar 26;26(3):404-411.

Lucio-Forster A, Eberhard ML, Cama VA, Jenks MH, Jones C, Sanders SY, Pongratz JP, Bowman DD. 2014. First report of Dracunculus insignis in two naturally infected cats from the northeastern USA. J Feline Med Surg. Feb;16(2):194-7.

Lucio-Forster A. and Dwight D. Bowman. 2011. Prevalence of Fecal-Borne Parasites Detected By Centrifugal Flotation In Feline Samples From Two Shelters In Upstate New York. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 13, pp. 300-303.

Lucio-Forster A, Griffiths JK, Cama VA, Xiao L, Bowman DD.  2010. Minimal zoonotic risk of cryptosporidiosis from pet dogs and cats.  Trends Parasitol. Apr;26(4):174-9.