Dr Darren Trott joined The University of Adelaide in January 2010. His diagnostic experience includes managing the Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory at The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science for 10 years as well as conducting contract research (antimicrobial susceptibility testing, methods development and microbial ecology) for a number of pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Pfizer, Elanco and Virbac.
His special interests include gastrointestinal microbial diversity, antimicrobial resistance and anaerobic microbiology.
Dr Trott is a member of the Australian Companion Animal Infectious Diseases Advisory Board.
Milton McAllister is a veterinary pathologist who has 20 years experience working for state and university veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the USA.
Dr Farhid Hemmatzadeh joined The University of Adelaide as a senior lecturer of virology in 2009. Previously, he was employed by The University of Melbourne as a postdoctoral fellow and associate professor in 2007.
He received his DVM (1990) and then PhD (1997) degrees in the field of virology from The University of Tehran. Since then he has been working as a lecturer and associate professor in the area of Virology at both Tehran and Melbourne universities.
His teaching interests are in the field of Molecular Biology of the Animal Viruses and Molecular Epidemiology of Viral Diseases.
Ryan O'Handley was 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.
BVMS (Hons) PhD MACVSc DipACVP
Following graduation, Lucy spent two years working in a mixed clinical veterinary practice in the Mid North of South Australia. In 2005 she returned to Western Australia to pursue interests in conservation and health of Australian wildlife, undertaking a PhD examining the pathological, aetiological and epidemiological aspects of a debilitating viral-associated skin cancer in the endangered Western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville). Following the PhD, Lucy left the sunny shores of Western Australia to undertake a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England. This residency, funded by The Horse Trust, enabled a focus on the health and disease of horses. During the residency, she undertook a research project examining aspects of immunological tolerance in the equine uterus and placenta. In September 2010, Lucy completed the qualifying examinations of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She joined the University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in November 2010.