Lora Ballweber

Faculty Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

B107 Micro

970-491-7543

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About Lora

The one constant in my career has been the variety of projects I have had the good fortune to be involved with and the people I have been privileged to know. I love parasitology and most of my work has focused on the parasites of domestic livestock and a large variety of wildlife, including avian species as well as terrestrial and marine mammals. My career has spanned everything from student to professor, research scientist to teacher. I have worked in a variety of locations including Wyoming, Florida, Oregon, and Alaska and with parasitologists from around the world, including Canada, Australia, Argentina, South Africa and countries in Europe. While most of my career has been research based, I am now enjoying being a Professor with primarily teaching responsibilities in training the upcoming generation of veterinarians.

Education

DVM, Oregon State University (Washington State University), 1992MS, Oregon State University, 1989MS, University of Wyoming, 1982BS, University of Wyoming, 1980

Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Parasitology)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Parasitology); pending final approval of RVS by American Board of Veterinary Specialties
Diplomate, European Veterinary Parasitology College
Diplomate, European Veterinary Parasitology College

Publications

Ballweber LR, Xiao L, Bowman DD, Kahn G, Cama VA. 2010. Giardiasis in dogs and cats: Update on epidemiology and public health significance. Trends Parasitol. 26:180-189.Deem SL, Merkel J, Ballweber L, Vargas FH, Cruz MB, Parker PG. 2010. Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harris) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. J Wildl Dis. 46:1005-1011.

Species Interest

Mixed Animal (large and small)Wildlife/Zoo

                
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