Jonathan Sleeman, MA, VetMB, Dipl. ACZM, MRCVS
January 23rd, 2013
"Impact of Emerging Infectious Diseases on Wildlife Health and Conservation"
Jonathan Sleeman, trained as a wildlife veterinarian and board certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine, is the Center Director for the US Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC). The NWHC’s mission is to provide national leadership to safeguard wildlife and ecosystems through dynamic partnerships and exceptional science, and its research on topics as diverse as avian influenza and white nose syndrome is internationally recognized. The NWHC participates in consortium with the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre, as an OIE Collaborating Centre for Research, Diagnosis and Surveillance of Wildlife Pathogens.
Find out more here: Jonathan Sleeman Biography Link
Toshio Tsubota, DVM, PhD, Dipl.JCZWM
February 19th, 2013
"The Prospects of Asian Bear Conservation"
Professor, Laboratory of Wildlife Biology and Medicine, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, President-elect of Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, President of Japan Bear Network. Professor Tsubota is a graduate of Hokkaido University and belonged to the Brown Bear Research Group while studying there. In 1988 he received his PhD from Hokkaido and moved to Gifu University as an assistant professor. During his 19 years at Gifu, he came to the US and spent two years at the University of Illinois studying reproductive physiology of American black bears with Drs. Nelson, Bahr, Garshelis and other researchers.
Find out more here: Dr. Tsubota Biography Link
Patricia A. Conrad, DVM, PhD and Woutrina Miller, DVM, PhD
March 15th, 2013
"One Health Stories of Discovery"
Patricia A. Conrad, DVM, PhD, Co-Director, University of California Global Health Institute, One Health Center, Professor of Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis - Dr. Conrad received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. As a Marshall Scholar she did her doctoral research at the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland obtaining a Ph.D. in Tropical Animal Health and Protozology in 1984. Her post-doctoral research focused on the molecular epidemiology of vector-transmitted parasites of cattle and African Cape buffalo at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya. She joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1988.You can find out more about Dr. Conrad here: http://faculty.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/faculty/paconrad/
Woutrina Miller, DVM, PhD - Dr. Miller is a veterinarian and faculty researcher with a special interest in ecosystem health and the molecular epidemiology of zoonotic diseases. The interface between humans, animals and their environments provides many research questions that can be addressed using laboratory and fieldwork approaches to characterize and manage health at an individual, population, and ecosystem level. Her research involves zoonotic protozoa such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Toxoplasma, as well as bacteria that include Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, Shigella, Vibrio and Clostridium spp.