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Elliott Zieman

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Biology

Elliot earned his Ph.D. in zoology from Southern Illinois University. His area of specialty was parasitology and he is most interested in vector-borne parasites that infect wildlife and domestic animals. Elliott’s dissertation research was on a tick-borne blood parasite that infects domestic cats and bobcats. Before earning his Ph.D., Elliott studied nematode parasites of woodwasps for his master’s degree. Elliott enjoys hiking, fossil hunting and working on his project car in his free time.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • Rose and Essie Padgett Award –Sigma Xi, 2018
  • Dissertation Research Award – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Graduate School, 2017
  • Foote and Foote Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Zoology, 2016
  • Best Graduate Student Poster – Sigma Xi Poster Conference, 2016
  • LaRue Award for outstanding student platform presentation – Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, 2015
  • Willis A. Reid Jr. Student Research Grant – The American Society of Parasitologists, 2015
  • Richard R. Kudo Memorial Award for outstanding Master’s thesis in Zoology – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Zoology, 2015
  • The Stirewalt-Lincicome Student Award for Best Presentation – The Helminthological Society of Washington, 2015
  • Richard E. Blackwelder Award in Zoology – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Zoology, 2014
  • Marc Dresden Award – Southwest Association of Parasitologists, 2014
  • Marc Dresden Student Travel Award – American Society of Parasitologists, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Zoology Graduate Student Association Student travel grant, 2013
  • Student Research Grant – Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, 2013

PUBLICATIONS

Zieman, E. A., F. A. Jimenez, C. K. Nielsen. 2018. Chronic Cytauxzoon felis infections in wild-caught bobcats (Lynx rufus). Veterinary Parasitology.

Vandermark, C., E. A. Zieman, E. Boyles, C. K. Nielsen, C. Davis and F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Trypanosoma cruzi strain TcIV infects raccoons from Illinois. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.

Dabbs, G. R., L. G. Roberts, E. A. Zieman. (in review) There is a fungus among us, but is it useful for forensic analysis in human taphonomy? In Sorg, M. A., Haglund W., and K. Marden, editors. Forensic taphonomy: the postmortem fate of human remains, 3rd edition.

Zieman, E. A., F. A. Jimenez, C. K. Nielsen. 2017. Concurrent examination of bobcats and ticks reveals high prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis in southern Illinois. Journal of Parasitology.

Zieman, E. A., Reeve, J. D., Braswell, E., and F. A. Jimenez. 2015. Pathology, distribution, morphological and genetic identity of Deladenus proximus (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) a parasitic nematode of the woodwasp, Sirex nigricornis, in the eastern United States. Biological Control.

Morris, E. E., A. E. Hajek, E. Zieman, and D.W. Williams. 2014. Deladenus (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) reproduction on species and strains of the white rot fungus Amylostereum, Biological Control.

Heist, E. J., J. C. Devine, J. W. Gersch, K. M. Kingsland, A. J. Warner, S K. Youngs and E. A. Zieman. 2012.  Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci from the golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli). Conservation Genetics Resources.

PRESENTATIONS 

Elliott A. Zieman, V. Phillips, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Genetic diversity and geographic distribution of Cytauxzoon felis. The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists. Charleston, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, T. Lawson, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Factors affecting Cytauxzoon felis parasitemia levels in bobcats (Lynx rufus). The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists. Charleston, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Fine-scale evaluation of genetic diversity of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats and domestic cats. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting. Starkville, MS.

Trevor Lawson, Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Factors affecting Cytauxzoon felis parasitemia levels in bobcats (Lynx rufus). Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting. Starkville, MS.

Victoria Phillips, Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Analysis of land cover types associated with Cytauxzoon felis infections in domestic cats. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting. Starkville, MS.

Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Fine-scale evaluation of genetic diversity of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats and domestic cats. 15th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Carbondale, IL.

Trevor Lawson, Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Factors affecting Cytauxzoon felis parasitemia levels in bobcats (Lynx rufus). 15th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Carbondale, IL.

Victoria Phillips, Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, F. A. Jiménez. 2018. Analysis of land cover types associated with Cytauxzoon felis infections in domestic cats. 15th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Carbondale, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2017.  Cytauxzoon felis in southern Illinois. Natural Sciences Research Symposium, Carbondale, IL

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2017. Chronic infections of Cytauxzoon felis in wild caught bobcats (Lynx rufus). The American Society of Parasitologists, San Antonio, TX

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2017. Chronic infections of Cytauxzoon felis in wild caught bobcats (Lynx rufus). The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Wilmington, OH

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2017. Chronic infections of Cytauxzoon felis in wild caught bobcats (Lynx rufus). Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Georgetown, SC.

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Cytauxzoon felis infections in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in southern Illinois. Natural Sciences Student Research Symposium, Carbondale, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa:Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in southern Illinois. The American Society of Parasitologists, Edmonton, AB Canada.

Elliott A. Zieman, C. K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. High prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats and ticks in a newly described enzootic region: southern Illinois. The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Makanda, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, M. Schwarzinger, C. K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa:Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in southern Illinois. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Makanda, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Cytauxzoon felis infections in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in the southern region of Illinois. 13th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Carbondale, IL.

Cailey Vandermark, Elliott A. Zieman, E. Boyles, C. K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Trypanosoma cruzi infections in raccoons but not bobcats from southern Illinois. 13th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Competition, Carbondale, IL.

Elliott A. Zieman, C.K. Nielsen, and F. A. Jiménez. 2016. Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in the southern region of Illinois. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Elliott A. Zieman, Megan Schwarzinger, Clayton, K. Nielsen and F. Agustín Jiménez. 2015.
Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in the southern region of Illinois. The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Appleton, WI.

Elliott A. Zieman, Megan Schwarzinger, Clayton, K. Nielsen and F. Agustín Jiménez. 2015.
Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in the southern region of Illinois. The American Society of Parasitologists, Omaha, NE.

Elliott A. Zieman, Megan Schwarzinger, Clayton, K. Nielsen and F. Agustín Jiménez. 2015
Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileriidae) in bobcats, domestic cats, and tick vectors in the southern region of Illinois. The Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Blacksburg VA.

Elliott A. Zieman, Megan Schwarzinger, Clayton, K. Nielsen and F. Agustín Jiménez. 2014.
The distribution of Cytauxzoon felis (Apicomplexa: Theileriidae) in bobcats and ticks in Illinois. The Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Lexington, KY.

Elliott A. Zieman, John D. Reeve, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2014. An investigation into the pathology, biology and population genetics of Deladenus proximus, a nematode parasite of the woodwasp Sirex nigricornis. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Lake Texoma, OK.

Elliott A. Zieman, John D. Reeve, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2013. The life cycle, pathogenicity and genetic structure of Deladenus proximus, neotylenchid parasite of the woodwasp Sirex nigricornis (Hymenoptera). Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY

Frank W. Soveg, Elliott A. Zieman, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2013. Taxonomic placement of Rhopalias within the Echinostomatoidea using three genetic markers. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY.

Frank W. Soveg, Elliott A. Zieman, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2013. Taxonomic placement of Rhopalias within the Echinostomatoidea using three genetic markers. Southern Illinois University’s 10th Annual Research Town Meeting, Carbondale, IL.

Erin Morris, Elliott A. Zieman, David Williams, Ann E Hajek. 2013. Trading spaces: Fungus and nematode switch off as predator and prey. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

Elliott A. Zieman, John D. Reeve, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2012. Evaluating the effects of a native nematode species of the genus Deladenus (Thorne 1941) on the woodwasp Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) from southern Illinois and Louisiana. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Elliott A. Zieman, John D. Reeve, F. Agustín Jiménez. 2012. Evaluating the effects of a native nematode species of the genus Deladenus (Thorne 1941) on the woodwasp Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) from southern Illinois and Louisiana. Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Kirksville, MO.

Elliott A. Zieman, Alicia Kiechler, April D. Strader. 2011. The melanocortin 4 receptor a vital component in energy homeostasis in mammals. Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference, Carbondale, IL

Elliott A. Zieman, Rebekah Gallagher, Garret Ambuehl, Minying Cai, Victor Hruby, April D. Strader. 2010.Effects of Third Ventricular Administration of Selective Melanocortin-3 and 4 Receptor Antagonists in the Rat. Melanocortin 2012 meeting, Utrecht, The Netherlands.