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Dr Ryan O'Handley
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Ryan O'Handley was born and raised in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan. After completing his PhD in Parasitology at the University of Calgary, he was a postdoctoral scientist with the the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. He was then appointed Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from 2001-2004. From 2004-2010, Dr O'Handley was a Senior Research Fellow at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia and in January, 2010 became Senior Lecturer in Parasitology at the University of Adelaide.
BSc (Biology), The University of Saskatchewan
PhD (Parasitology), The University of Calgary
Ryan teaches veterinary parasitology into both the veterinary and animal science programs at the University of Adelaide. He emphasises an evidence based approach to the control of parasites in companion animals and livestock and is a proponent of the use of good parasitology diagnostics in the clinical setting.
Ryan is interested in parasites of both companion animals and livestock. He is particularily interested the pathogenesis and control of parasitic protozoa such as Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma and Neospora. His current research involves discovering novel chemotherapies and immunogenic strategies to control parasitic infections. He also has a keen interest in the use and overuse of antiparasitic drugs in companion animals.
He currently leads a research team that has recently developed a novel method of vaccination agaist Toxoplasma gondii and other apicomplexan protozoal parasites.
He has also developed an interest in bacterial biofilms. Specifically their resistance to antimicrobials and there interactions with protozoa and nematodes.
Selected publications for the past 5 years:
1: Koh W, Geurden T, Paget T, O'Handley R, Steuart R, Thompson A, Buret AG.
2: Uehlinger FD, Greenwood SJ, O'Handley R, McClure JT, Coklin T, Dixon BR, de
3: VanLeeuwen JA, Greenwood S, Clark F, Acorn A, Markham F, McCarron J, O'Handley
4: Wong HS, Townsend KM, Fenwick SG, Maker G, Trengove RD, O'Handley RM.
5: Wong HS, Townsend KM, Fenwick SG, Trengove RD, O'Handley RM. Comparative
6: Parameswaran N, O'Handley RM, Grigg ME, Fenwick SG, Thompson RC.
7: Parameswaran N, O'Handley RM, Grigg ME, Wayne A, Thompson RC. Vertical
8: Coklin T, Uehlinger FD, Farber JM, Barkema HW, O'Handley RM, Dixon BR.
9: Steuart RF, O'Handley R, Lipscombe RJ, Lock RA, Thompson RC. Alpha 2 giardin
10: Uehlinger FD, Barkema HW, O'Handley RM, Parenteau M, Parrington LJ,
11: Wapenaar W, Barkema HW, Eysker M, O'Handley RM. An outbreak of dictyocaulosis
13: O'Handley RM. Cryptosporidium parvum infection in cattle: are current
14: Wapenaar W, Barkema HW, O'Handley RM, Bartels CJ. Use of an enzyme-linked
16: Wapenaar W, Barkema HW, Schares G, Rouvinen-Watt K, Zeijlemaker L, Poorter B,
17: O'Handley RM, Olson ME. Giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis in ruminants. Vet
18: Wapenaar W, Barkema HW, Vanleeuwen JA, McClure JT, O'Handley RM, Kwok OC,
Ryan is a member of the Australian Society for Parasitology, serving as the ASP Secretary in 2004-2005. He is also a member of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitology and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.
Ryan heads the the parasitology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Adeliade. He has a keen interest in diagnostic parasitology and offers diagnostic servics in comapnaion animal, production animal, and equine parasitology
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