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Carter Atkinson, Ph.D.



Ph.D. 1985 Veterinary Parasitology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

M.S. 1981 Medical Parasitology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

B.S. 1976 Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA


Specialty: Wildlife disease with a focus on vector borne parasitic diseases of birds

Research Interests: Ecology and pathogenicity of blood parasites of vertebrates

Personal Interests: Hiking and family life