Nominating Committee Nominee: Andrea Varela-Stokes

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Education

2004, PhD, Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, GA; 2001, DVM, Tufts University (Cummings) School of Veterinary Medicine, MA

1997, BS, Animal Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, NJ

Professional Experience

2014-current - Associate Professor, Mississippi State University, MS, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Basic Sciences

2007- 2014 - Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, MS, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Basic Sciences

2004- 2007 - Assistant Research Scientist, NIH K08-Mentored Clinical Science Development  Award  (Post-doc),  University  of  Georgia,  GA,  College  of   Veterinary

Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases

2001- 2004 - Veterinary Graduate Assistant, University of Georgia, GA, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Tick-borne bacteria; wildlife parasitology

http://cvm.msstate.edu/academics/departments-centers/basic-sciences/2-uncategorised/371-andrea-varela- stokes-lab

Selected Professional Memberships/Committees

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, member since 2002

American Society of Parasitologists; intermittent member, 1997-2011, member since 2012

Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Active Member since 2002

Vice-President – 2012/2013

President-Elect – 2015/2016

Mississippi State Board of Veterinarians Licensure

American Society of Rickettsiology, Member, 2010, 2015-current

Awards/Honors

2011 Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence

2011 Dean’s Pegasus Award for Research and Creative Achievement

2011 MVMA Faculty Award- Mississippi State Pride Award

2010 Richard C. Adkerson Faculty Award- Mississippi State Pride Award

2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Award – Intervet/AAVP