Patricia Ann Conrad, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Patricia Ann Conrad, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 2113 Haring Hall
Labs: 2111, 2126 and 1139 Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-7210
Patricia Conrad's Departmental Profile



  • Characterization and ecology of pathogenic protozoal parasites transmitted between humans, wildlife and domestic animals


Research Focus:

  • Molecular biology, immunology and characterization of pathogenic protozoa
  • Immunopathogenesis and ecology/epidemiology of zoonotic protozoal parasites
  • Primary focus on the characterization of tick-transmitted hemoprotozoal parasites and neurotrophic coccidial parasites
  • Development of quantitative molecular assays and assessment of bioindicators for evaluating sources of fecal pollution in fresh water and marine ecosystems