Toni Patton

Research Associate II in Food Safety (Gutierrez Rodriguez) Veterinary Teaching Hospital

About Toni

Toni is from Colorado, originally hailing from Buena Vista. She now lives in Fort Collins with her husband, daughter, cat, and chickens. 


Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2005Master of Science, Emporia State University, 2000Bachelor of Science, Adams State College, 1998


Detecting Methemoglobinemia in Animals with a Drop of Blood. Patton TG, Blamer SL, Horak KE. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 8;11(12). Borrelia burgdorferi bba66 gene inactivation results in attenuated mouse infection by tick transmission. Patton TG, Brandt KS, Nolder C, Clifton DR, Carroll JA, Gilmore RD. Infect Immun. 2013 Jul;81(7):2488-98. Saliva, salivary gland, and hemolymph collection from Ixodes scapularis ticks. Patton TG, Dietrich G, Brandt K, Dolan MC, Piesman J, Gilmore RD Jr. J Vis Exp. 2012 Feb 21;(60):3894. Evaluation of the Borrelia burgdorferi BBA64 protein as a protective immunogen in mice. Brandt KS, Patton TG, Allard AS, Caimano MJ, Radolf JD, Gilmore RD. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Apr;21(4):526-33. Analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi Surface Proteins as Determinants in Establishing Host Cell Interactions. Schmit VL, Patton TG, Gilmore RD Jr. Front Microbiol. 2011 Jul 1;2:141.

Research Specialty

MicrobiologyMolecular biology