Amy Nalls

Research Associate IV Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

224 Pathology

(970) 491-2973

About Amy

Amy Nalls joined the Hoover Laboratory in 2006. Amy’s research has focused on the optimization of prion detection assays and determining the roles maternal and blood infections play in CWD transmission and pathogenesis.


MS, Molecular Biology, Angelo State University, 2005BS, Wildlife Management, Texas Tech University, 2002


McNulty EE*, Nalls AV*, Xun R, Denkers ND, Hoover EA, Mathiason CK. In vitro detection of haematogenous prions in white-tailed deer orally dosed with low concentrations of chronic wasting disease. J Gen Virol. 2020;101(3):347-361. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.001367.McNulty E*, Nalls AV*, Mellentine S, et al. Comparison of conventional, amplification and bio-assay detection methods for a chronic wasting disease inoculum pool. PLoS One. 2019;14(5):e0216621. Published 2019 May 9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0216621.Nalls AV, McNulty E, Hoover CE, Pulscher LA, Hoover EA, Mathiason CK. Infectious Prions in the Pregnancy Microenvironment of Chronic Wasting Disease-Infected Reeves' Muntjac Deer. J Virol. 2017;91(15):e00501-17. Published 2017 Jul 12. doi:10.1128/JVI.00501-17.McNulty E, Selariu AI, Anderson K, Hayes-Klug J, Nalls AV, Powers JG, Hoover EA, Mathiason CK. 2016. Aspects of the husbandry and management of captive cervids. Lab Animal 45(4):140-2. doi: 10.1038/laban.972.Selariu A, Powers JG, Nalls A, Brandhuber M, Mayfield A, Fullaway S, Wyckoff CA, Goldmann W, Zabel MM, Wild MA, Hoover EA, Mathiason CK. 2015. In utero transmission and tissue distribution of chronic wasting disease-associated prions in free-ranging Rocky Mountains elk. J Gen Virol 96 (11):3444-55. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000281.