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Department of Infectious Diseases

Rebecca Wilkes

Rebecca Wilkes

DVM, PhD, DACVM
Assistant Professor
Microbiology - TVDIL
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Educational Background

  • BS (1996) Union University, Jackson, TN - Biology 
  • DVM (2001) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Veterinary Medicine 
  • PhD (2007) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Comparative and Experimental Medicine 
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Bacteriology and Mycology (2008), Virology (2005)

Teaching Experience

Academic and Professional Positions 

  • 8/2015- present : Faculty Section Head for Microbiology, Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Tifton, GA.
  • 8/2015- present: Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA.
  • 8/2015-present : Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 3/2011- 7/2015 : Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2010- 2/2011 : Research Associate III, Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2008-2009 : Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2008-2010 : Research Associate I, Office of Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 7/2007-5/2008 : Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics and Sciences, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.
  • 2005-2007 : Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2/2003-7/2005 : Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Research Interests

  • Molecular Diagnostic and new test development
  • Research related to antivirals and vaccine development for domestic animals 

Awards

  • 2007 - Merck-Merial-NIH Young Investigator Award Finalist                                 
  • 2005 - Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2001 - Graduate Research Program Fellowship, Comparative and Experimental Medicine,
  • Graduate Research Program Fellowship, Comparative and Experimental Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 
  • 2001 - Dr. Robert L. Michel Pathology Award for demonstration of excellence and special achievement in anatomic and clinical pathology based on academic performance in course work as well as exceptional individual commitment, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2001 – Morris D. Schneider Memorial Award for demonstration of the most promise in characteristics to succeed as a researcher of animal and human health problems, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2000 - Honorary Vice President of Phi Zeta, based on outstanding academic achievement, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 1999 - Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 1999 – Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Selected Publications

Publications of Dr. Wilkes may be found at PubMed.

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