Dr. Blagburn’s research incorporates aspects of both basic and applied veterinary parasitology. Major efforts focus in two research areas: (1) protozoal diseases including Cryptosporidium spp., Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Eimeria spp. Cystoisospora spp., Sarcocystis neurona, Hepatozoon spp. and Tritrichomonas spp. and (2) chemotherapeutic methods of parasite control. Within the discipline of chemotherapy, interests are broadened to include parasitic helminthes (heartworm and gastrointestinal species) and arthropods (particularly fleas, ticks and tick-borne diseases). Among tick borne diseases, the infectious agents of interest include Borrelia burgdorferi, Erhlichia spp, and Anaplasma spp.

Research Interests:

  • Protozoal diseases
  • Developmental Chemotherapy
MS, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Biological Sciences
DPhil, University of Illinois, Parasitology
parasitology pathobiology
American Society of Parasitologists