April Childress

Lab: Zoological Diagnostic Laboratory

Title: Lab Manager

Honors and Awards: Superior Accomplishment Award: 2007, 2017

Lab Skills & Training: All things PCR and qPCR with some dabbling in sequence, cell culture, serology and misc assays. Skills have been developed over the years through classes and hands on experience.

Equipment proficiency: All things PCR and qPCR with some dabbling in sequence, cell culture, serology and misc assays.

Research Interests: Student projects and side projects including rana, nido, IBD, caryospora.

Publications: Subcutaneous nodules and dermatitis by a Dirofilaria spp. consistent with Dirofilaria striata from a domestic cat in Florida, USA Caryospora-like coccidia infecting green turtles (Chelonia mydas): an emerging disease with evidence of interoceanic dissemination, by Brian A Stacy, Phoebe A Chapman, Heather Stockdale-Walden, Thierry M Work, Julie Dagenais, Allen M Foley, Morgan Wideroff, James F.X. Wellehan, April L Childress, Charles A Manire, Maya Rodriguez, Trevor T Zachariah, Lydia Staggs, Bette Zirkelbach, Nina Nahvi, Whitney Crowder, Shane M Boylan, Shelly Marquardt, Craig Pelton, Terry M Norton, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Zoological Medicine. Development and validation of two probe-hybridization quantitative PCR assays for rapid detection of a pathogenic Coxiella species in captive psittacines A novel herpesvirus in the white stork associated with splenic and hepatic necrosis. Polymerase Chain Reaction for Investigation of Astrovirus and Bornavirus in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Dogs Diagnosed with Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Etiology”