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Patricia Ann Conrad- AS, BS, DVM, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5311 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 7210
paconrad@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

  • One Health research approach to global human, animal (wild & domestic) and environmental health problems
  • Antigenic and molecular characterization of protozoal parasites
  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis in hemopprotozoal and coccidial parasites
  • Biology, ecology and epidemiology of Neospora, Toxoplasma, Babesia and Sarcocystis spp.parasites
  • Waterborne zoonotic protozoal and bacterial pathogens in watershed and marine ecosystems
  • Development and evaluation of innovative educational approaches to promote inter-professional learning and engagement, particularly relating to global health

Specialty Focus

Protozoology; Global Health

Geographic/International Focus

Scotland, England, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Peru, Sri Lanka

Education

1975 AS Preveterinary Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado
1977 BS Veterinary Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1980 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1984 PhD Protozoology/Tropical Animal Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Honors and Awards

Patent Bovine Neospora Isolates and their Uses US Patent No. 5,707,617 issued 1/13/98
Patent Identification, Characterization & Expression of Neospora Recombinant Gene Fragments Encoding Immunodominant Antigens, US patent Nos. 5,889,166 (3/30/99),6,376,196(4/23/02), 6,716,423 (4/06/04), 6,777,192 (8/17/04), 7,056,501 (6/6/06)
Patent Recombinant Neospora Antigens and their uses, Patent No. 7,056,501 issued 6/06/06
Patent Equine Neospora Isolate, US patent No. 6,071,737, issued 6/06/00
2012 R G Thomson Lecturer, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island
2012 American Society of Microbiology Division Z Lecturer
2012 Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
2011 Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (July 1, 2015 the IOM was renamed the National Academy of Medicine)
2008-2010 Journal of Parasitology (most cited publication)
2006 Norman Levine Lecturship, University of Illinois
2004 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship
2003 Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship
2002 Manuscript #99 was selected by American College of Zoological Medicine as Best Manuscipt of 2002
2001 Graduate Student, Dr. Melissa Miller (Checkowitz) was awarded Graduate Student Research Award for the Wildlife Disease Association
1999 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award
1998 Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
1994 Presidential Symposium Speaker for American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and American Veterinary Medical Association
1993 National Institutes of Health FIRST Award
1992 Charles Davis Foundation Journal Scholarship Award
1986 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Scholarship
1980-1983 Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Scholarship

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, PREDICT-2 Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats , Mazet PI (Principal Investigator), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA. 2017 Miller, MA, Burgess, TL, Dodd, EM, Rhyan, JC, Jang, SS, Byrne, BA, Gulland, FM, Murray, MJ, Toy-Choutka, S, Conrad, PA, Field, CL, Sidor, IF, Smith, WA Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Marine Brucella from a Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), California, USA. Journal of wildlife diseases,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Concentration and retention of Toxoplasma gondii surrogates from seawater by red abalone (Haliotis rufescens). 2016 Schott KC, Krusor C, Tinker MT, Moore J, Conrad PA, Shapiro K Concentration and retention of Toxoplasma gondii surrogates from seawater by red abalone (Haliotis rufescens). Parasitology,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Comparison of human and southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) health risks for infection with protozoa in nearshore waters. 2016 Adell AD, McBride G, Wuertz S, Conrad PA, Smith WA Comparison of human and southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) health risks for infection with protozoa in nearshore waters. Water Res,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: One Health profile of a community at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Mpumalanga, South Africa. 2016 Berrian AM, van Rooyen J, Martínez-López B, Knobel D, Simpson GJ, Wilkes MS, Conrad PA One Health profile of a community at the wildlife-domestic animal interface, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Prev Vet Med,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system. 2016 VanWormer E, Carpenter TE, Singh P, Shapiro K, Wallender WW, Conrad PA, Largier JL, Maneta MP, Mazet JA Coastal development and precipitation drive pathogen flow from land to sea: evidence from a Toxoplasma gondii and felid host system. Sci Rep,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) 2016 Shapiro K, Miller MA, Packham AE, Aguilar B, Conrad PA, VanWormer E, Murray MJ Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) Parasitology,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease 2016 Aleman M, Shapiro K, Sisó S, Williams DC, Rejmanek D, Aguilar B, Conrad PA Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease Neuromuscul Disord,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease. 2016 Aleman, M, Shapiro, K, Sisó, S, Williams, DC, Rejmanek, D, Aguilar, B, Conrad, PA Sarcocystis fayeri in skeletal muscle of horses with neuromuscular disease. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). 2016 Shapiro, K, Miller, MA, Packham, AE, Aguilar, B, Conrad, PA, Vanwormer, E, Murray, MJ Dual congenital transmission of Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in a late-term aborted pup from a chronically infected southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). Parasitology,
  • Patricia Ann Conrad: Detection and characterization of diverse coccidian protozoa shed by California sea lions. 2015 Girard YA, Johnson CK, Fritz HM, Shapiro K, Packham AE, Melli AC, Carlson-Bremer D, Gulland FM, Rejmanek D, Conrad PA Detection and characterization of diverse coccidian protozoa shed by California sea lions. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Fritz HM, Conrad PA: Part 5-06. Role of cats in Toxoplasma transmission and disease, Beugnet F, Halos L, (ed), Parasites & Vector Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 350-63.

2008 Brewer CA, Berkowitz AR, Conrad PA, Patz JA, Porter J, Waterman M: Educating about Infectious disease ecology, Ostfeld RS, Keesing F, Eviner VT, (ed), Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, Princeton, NJ. 448-68.

2001 Kjemtrup AM, Conrad PA: Emerging perspectives on human babesiosis, Scheld WM, Craig WA, Hughes JM, (ed), Emerging Infections, Washington DC. 175-95.

1995 Courtney C, Conrad PA, Boyce WB, Barlough J: Internal parasites, Seigal M, Barlough J, (ed), UC Davis Book of Dogs, New York, NY. 387-407.

1994 Anderson ML, Barr BC, Conrad PA: Protozoal causes of reproductive failure in domestic ruminants, Miller RB, (ed), Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 439-61.

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