Ryan Shannon, M.S. student
Major advisor: Matt Bolek
Parasitology, Blood Protozoa, Parasite Life Cycles
B.S. 2013, Oklahoma State University
I am interested in the protozoan parasites of the vertebrate circulatory system, specifically the distribution, host specificity, and life cycles of amphibian blood protozoa. Currently for my MS degree, I am surveying amphibian hosts and potential vectors for blood protozoa, and I hope to gain insight into how blood protozoa are distributed and transmitted throughout communities of amphibians.
Bolek, MG, E Rogers, C Szmygiel, RP Shannon, WE Doerfert-Schrader, A Schmidt-Rhaesa, and B Hanelt. 2013. Survival of larval cyst stages of gordiids (Nematomorpha) after exposure to freezing. Journal of Parasitology, 99: 397-402.