Tyler Sherman

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Diagnostic Medicine Center

About Tyler

Ty is a Colorado native whose current research interests include viral ecology and evolution with a specific focus on quasispecies dynamics and viral reassortment. Previous and on-going research interests include host immunity (particularly during viral infection), assay development for both diagnostic and research applications, and microbiome/metagenomic analyses using next generation sequencing and bioinformatics. And last (but certainly not least), finding ways to make labs more environmentally sustainable!! Outside of lab-related pursuits, he enjoys teaching and learning, being in nature, yoga, spending time with animals and propagating as many plants as possible.


Ph.D. Biological Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2020B.S. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Northern Colorado, 2014Associates of General Studies & Pre-Paramedic Cert, Front Range Community College, 2010


Ready for submission: The role of spillover and spillback in SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the importance of One Health in understanding the dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic McKenzie Sparrer, Natasha Hodges, Tyler Sherman, Angela Bosco-Lauth, Christie Mayo, Susan VandeWoude - Submitted to: JCMModeling cellular co-infection and reassortment of bluetongue virus in Culicoides midges (2022) Sean M Cavany, Carly Barbera, Molly Carpenter, Case Rodgers, Tyler Sherman, Mark Stenglein, Christie Mayo, T Alex Perkins - Virus EvolutionIncreased Ifng and Il10 Expression Correlate with Disease in Rodent Models Experimentally Infected with Modoc Virus (2022) Tyler Sherman, Douglas Petty, Tony Schountz, Natasha Hodges, Ann C. Hawkinson - VirusesAssessment of Local and Systemic Changes in Plant Gene Expression and Aphid Responses during Potato Interactions with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Potato Aphids (2020) Eric Rizzo, Tyler Sherman, Patricia Manosalva, S. Karen Gomez - PlantsEffect of quiz format on student performance and answer-changing behaviour on formative assessments (2019) Tyler J. Sherman, Tanner M. Harvey, Emily A. Royse, Ashley B. Heim, Cara F. Smith, Alicia B. Romano, Aspen E. King, David O. Lyons, Emily A. Holt - Journal of Biological EducationTranscriptome Profiling of a Pathogenic Viral Infection in Jamaican fruit bats (Artibeus jamaicensis) Experimentally Infected with Tacaribe virus (2017) A. Hawkinson, D. Gerrard, T. Sherman, C. M. Modahl, G. Hume, O. J. Oviedo, T. Schountz, and S. Frietze - mSphere