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Department of Infectious Diseases

Guilherme Verocai

DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)
Assistant Research Scientist
Director, Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory
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Educational Background

  • DVM (2005), Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • MSc (2008), Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Diplomate in Parasitology (2014), American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
  • PhD (2015), University of Calgary, Canada
  • 2015-2016, University of South Florida, Department of Global Health (Postdoctoral fellow)

Research Interests

  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Zoonoses and Public Health
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Vector Ecology; Filariases
  • Heartworm Genetics and Anthelmintic Resistance
  • Wildlife Health and Conservation
  • Historical Biogeography and Phylogeography
  • Biodiversity, and Systematics and Taxonomy

Selected Publications

  • Verocai, G.G.; Conboy, G.; Lejeune, M.; Marron, F.; Hanna, P. MacDonald, E.; Skorobohach, B.; Wilcock, B.; Kutz, S.J.; Gilleard, J.S. Onchocerca lupi nematodes in dogs exported from the United States into Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, v.22, n.8, p.1477-1479, 2016.
  • Souza, C.P.; Torres, S.; Koch, S.N.; Rendahl, A.; Verocai, G.G. Can immunosuppressive therapy facilitate the diagnosis and affect the clinical signs of canine scabies? A retrospective study of 79 cases. Veterinary Dermatology, v.27, n.3, p.160-e40, 2016.
  • Catalano, S.; Lejeune, M.; Tizzani, P.; Verocai, G.G.; Schwantje, H.; Nelson, C.; Duignan, P. J. Helminths of grizzly and black bears in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology, v.93, p.765-772, 2015.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Kutz, S.J.; Simard, M.; Hoberg, E.P. Varestrongylus eleguneniensis sp. n. (Nematoda; Protostrongylidae): a widespread, multi-host lungworm of North American ungulates, with an emended diagnosis for the genus. Parasites & Vectors, v.7, 557, 2014.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Hoberg, E.P.; Vikoren, T.; Handeland, K; Ytrehus, B.; Rezansoff, A.M.; Davidson, R.K.; Gilleard, J.S.; Kutz, S.J. Resurrection and redescription of Varestrongylus alces (Nematoda; Protostrongylidae), a lungworm of the Eurasian moose (Alces alces), with report on associated pathology. Parasites & Vectors, v.7, 556, 2014.
  • Kutz, S.J.; Hoberg, E.P.; Molnár, P.K.; Dobson, A.P.; Verocai, G.G. A Walk on the Tundra: Host-parasite interactions in an extreme environment. International Journal for Parasitology – Parasites and Wildlife, v.3, 198-208, 2014.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Lejeune, M.; Finstad, G. L.; Kutz, S.J. A Nearctic parasite in a Palearctic host: Parelaphostrongylus andersoni (Nematoda; Protostrongylidae) infecting semi-domesticated reindeer in Alaska. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, v.2, p.119-123, 2013.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Schock, D. M.; Lejeune, M.; Warren, A.; Duignan, P. J.; Kutz, S.J. Oslerus osleri (Metastrongyloidea; Filaroididae) in gray wolves (Canis lupus) from Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, v.49, n.2, p. 422-426, 2013.
  • Kutz, S.J.; Checkley, S.; Verocai, G.G.; Dumond, M.; Hoberg, E.P.; Peacock, R.; Wu, J.; Orsel, K.; Seegers, K.; Warren, A.; Abrams, A. Invasion, establishment, and range expansion of two protostrongylid nematodes in the Canadian Arctic. Global Change Biology, v.19, n. 11, p.3254-3262, 2013.
  • McFrederick, Q.S.; Haselkorn, T.S.; Verocai, G.G.; Jaenike, J. Cryptic Onchocerca species infecting North American cervids, with implications for the evolutionary history of host association in Onchocerca. Parasitology, v.140, p.1201-1210, 2013.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Lejeune, M.; Beckmen, K.B.; Kashivakura, C.K.; Veitch, A.M.; Popko, R.; Fuentealba, C.; Hoberg, E.P.; Kutz, S.J. Defining parasite biodiversity at high latitudes of North America: new host and geographic records for Onchocerca cervipedis (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in moose and caribou. Parasites & Vectors, v.5, 242, 2012.
  • Kutz, S.J.; Ducrocq, J.; Verocai, G.G.; Hoar, B.M.; Colwell, D.D.; Beckmen, K. B.; Polley, L.; Elkin, B. T.; Hoberg, E.P. Parasites in Arctic ungulates of North America and Greenland: A view of Contemporary Diversity, Ecology and Impact in a World under changes. Advances in Parasitology, v.79, p.99-252, 2012.
  • Catalano, S.; Lejeune, M.; Liccioli, S.; Verocai, G.G.; Gesy, K. M.; Jenkins, E. J.; Kutz, S. J.; Fuentealba, C.; Duignan, P. J.; Massolo, A. Echinococcus multilocularis in urban coyotes, Alberta, Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, v.18, n.10, p.1625-1628, 2012.
  • Liccioli, S.; Catalano, S.; Kutz, S. J.; Lejeune, M.; Verocai, G.G.; Duignan, P. J.; Fuentealba, C.; Hart, M.; Ruckstuhl, K. E.; Massolo, A. Gastrointestinal parasites of coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Calgary Metropolitan Area, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology, v.90, n.8, p.1023-1030, 2012.
  • Verocai, G.G.; Tavares, P.V.; Ribeiro, F.A.; Correia, T.R.; Scott, F.B. Effects of disinfectants on Toxocara canis embryogenesis and larval establishment in mice tissue. Zoonoses and Public Health, v.57, n.7-8, p. e-213-e216, 2010.
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