Frank Katzer is a molecular parasitologist working on protozoan parasites of veterinary and public health importance. He obtained his DPhil from the University of York in 1995 and has been active in veterinary research throughout his career.
Initially he worked on tick borne protozoan parasites of tropical and sub-tropical importance; predominantly Theileria annulata and Theileria parva but also other Theileria and Babesia species. This research was conducted that the University of York, Glasgow Veterinary School and Edinburgh Veterinary School. In 2007 he joined the Moredun Research Institute and his research interest broadened to include diseases that are endemic within the United Kingdom. At Moredun, he manages the protozoology group which work on Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, Neospora, Sarcocystis, Babesia and Giardia parasites. Frank’s research interest is focused on molecular epidemiology, trying to understand parasite survival and transmission mechanisms in order to identify intervention strategies that will help to control these parasites or limit the impact of the disease they cause.
Frank Katzer is an associate editor for Parasites & Vectors and also Veterinary Research. He is also on the editorial board for Parasitology and is a member of the British Society for Parasitology and the British Pteridological Society.