Daniel Fitzpatrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick, MS

Instructor

Mr. Daniel Fitzpatrick is an Instructor in the Department of Pathobiology. He is course director for Topics in Veterinary Entomology; the course co-director for Interpreting Scientific Literature for the Veterinary Clinician; and a lecturer in the Veterinary Parasitology, and Advanced Molecular Genetics courses.”

Mr. Fitzpatrick’s current research projects involve using molecular genetics tools to identify pathogens of medical and veterinary importance. These include numerous arthropod-borne virus and parasites (e.g., dengue, chikungunya, Zika, Trypanosoma cruzi); viral and microsporidian pathogens of Grenadian honeybees; and bacterial pathogens of wild and domestic animals (e.g., Leptospira).

Mr. Fitzpatrick earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Entomology from the University of Florida, specializing in insect virology, RNA interference, and mosquito biology.