Mr. Fitzpatrick is currently a Demonstrator Level II faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. His current research projects include research on the viral and microsporidian pathogens affecting Grenadian honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), as well as identification of nematode parasites affecting commercially important fish in Grenada and bacterial pathogens in ticks. His teaching duties include being the course director for Topics in Veterinary Entomology for DVM, MSc and PhD students at SGU, as well as a lecturer in the veterinary parasitology and introductory research classes in the DVM program at SGU.
Mr. Fitzpatrick received a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Psychology from the University of Florida in 2006 and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Florida in 2013. For his master’s degree, he specialized in insect virology, RNA interference, and mosquito biology. His thesis research, “Escape from short-interfering RNA-induced silencing in an orthobunyavirus, Tensaw virus”, was supervised by Dr. James E. Maruniak.