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Walter Boyce
Professor and Researcher
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

WHC
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 4629
wmboyce@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

The ecology of infectious diseases and their hosts at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and people. Major areas of research include zoonoses (avian influenza viruses, West Nile virus), veterinary parasitology (Psoroptes mites, Mesocestoides tapeworms), and conservation biology (bighorn sheep, mountain lions).  

Education

1988 PhD Parasitology, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
1985 MS Parasitology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
1981 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
1978 BS Zoology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Honors and Awards

2006 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Veterinary Parasitology)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillance , (Principal Investigator), NIH-NIAID

Collaborator, Impacts of Landscape Structure, Host Demography, and Management Interventions on Disease Dynamics, VandeWoude S (Principal Investigator), NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Program

Principal Investigator, Sespe Bighorn Sheep Project, (Principal Investigator), California Department Fish and Wildlife

Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillancey, (Principal Investigator), NIH - NIAID

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Walter Boyce: Reassortment of Influenza A Viruses in Wild Birds in Alaska before H5 Clade 2.3.4.4 Outbreaks. 2017 Hill, NJ, Hussein, IT, Davis, KR, Ma, EJ, Spivey, TJ, Ramey, AM, Puryear, WB, Das, SR, Halpin, RA, Lin, X, Fedorova, NB, Suarez, DL, Boyce, WM, Runstadler, JA Reassortment of Influenza A Viruses in Wild Birds in Alaska before H5 Clade 2.3.4.4 Outbreaks. Emerging infectious diseases,
  • Walter Boyce: Community-Level Differences in the Microbiome of Healthy Wild Mallards and Those Infected by Influenza A Viruses. 2017 Ganz, HH, Doroud, L, Firl, AJ, Hird, SM, Eisen, JA, Boyce, WM Community-Level Differences in the Microbiome of Healthy Wild Mallards and Those Infected by Influenza A Viruses. mSystems,
  • Walter Boyce: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Cross-Species Transmission: Implications for Emergence of New Lentiviral Infections. 2017 Lee, J, Malmberg, JL, Wood, BA, Hladky, S, Troyer, R, Roelke, M, Cunningham, M, McBride, R, Vickers, W, Boyce, W, Boydston, E, Serieys, L, Riley, S, Crooks, K, VandeWoude, S Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Cross-Species Transmission: Implications for Emergence of New Lentiviral Infections. Journal of virology,
  • Walter Boyce: Serologic Detection of Subtype-specific Antibodies to Influenza A Viruses in Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). 2017 Capuano, AM, Miller, M, Stallknecht, DE, Moriarty, M, Plancarte, M, Dodd, E, Batac, F, Boyce, WM Serologic Detection of Subtype-specific Antibodies to Influenza A Viruses in Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). Journal of wildlife diseases,
  • Walter Boyce: A single migrant enhances the genetic diversity of an inbred puma population. 2017 Gustafson, KD, Vickers, TW, Boyce, WM, Ernest, HB A single migrant enhances the genetic diversity of an inbred puma population. Royal Society open science,
  • Walter Boyce: Multi-level, multi-scale resource selection functions and resistance surfaces for conservation planning: Pumas as a case study. 2017 Zeller, KA, Vickers, TW, Ernest, HB, Boyce, WM Multi-level, multi-scale resource selection functions and resistance surfaces for conservation planning: Pumas as a case study. PloS one,
  • Walter Boyce: Surveillance for highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in California during 2014-2015 provides insights into viral evolutionary pathways and the spatiotemporal extent of viruses in the Pacific Americas Flyway. 2017 Ramey, AM, Hill, NJ, Cline, T, Plancarte, M, De La Cruz, S, Casazza, ML, Ackerman, JT, Fleskes, JP, Vickers, TW, Reeves, AB, Gulland, F, Fontaine, C, Prosser, DJ, Runstadler, JA, Boyce, WM Surveillance for highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in California during 2014-2015 provides insights into viral evolutionary pathways and the spatiotemporal extent of viruses in the Pacific Americas Flyway. Emerging microbes & infections,
  • Walter Boyce: Genetic sequence data reveals widespread sharing of Leucocytozoon lineages in corvids. 2016 Freund D, Wheeler SS, Townsend AK, Boyce WM, Ernest HB, Cicero C, Sehgal RN Genetic sequence data reveals widespread sharing of Leucocytozoon lineages in corvids. Parasitol Res,
  • Walter Boyce: Using step and path selection functions for estimating resistance to movement: pumas as a case study 2016 Zeller KA, McGarigal K, Cushman SA, Beier P, Vickers TW, Boyce WM Using step and path selection functions for estimating resistance to movement: pumas as a case study Landscape Ecol,
  • Walter Boyce: Transmission of influenza reflects seasonality of wild birds across the annual cycle. 2016 Hill NJ, Ma EJ, Meixell BW, Lindberg MS, Boyce WM, Runstadler JA Transmission of influenza reflects seasonality of wild birds across the annual cycle. Ecol Lett,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2016 Wheeler SS, Boyce WM, Reisen WK: Chapter 16: Field nethods and sample collection techniques for the surveillance of West Nile Virus in avian hosts, Colpitts TM, (ed), Methods in Molecular Biology: West Nile Virus: Methods an Protocols. 207-20.

2013 Padgett KA, Crosbie PR, Boyce WM: Section III Platyhelminthes: Cestoda: Chapter 25. Mesocestoides, Liu D, (ed), Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens. 277-86.

1999 Bunch TD, Boyce WM, Hibler CP, Lance WR, Spraker TR, Williams ES: Diseases of North American Wild sheep, Valdez R, Krausman PR, (ed), Mountant Sheep of North America, Tuscon, AZ. 209-37.

1996 Jessup DA, Boyce WM: Diseases of wild ungulates and livestock, Krausman PR, (ed), Rangeland Wildlife, 1st edition. .

1995 Courtney CH, Conrad PA, Boyce WM: Internal parasites, Siegal M, (ed), The UC Davis Book of Dogs, 1st edition. 387-407.