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Thomas Gidlewski

Contact Information
Title: Program Manager, National Wildlife Disease Program
Attending Veternarian, National Wildlife Research Center
Address: NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2154
Telephone: 970-266-6350
Fax: 970-266-6063

VMD, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Poultry Nutrition, Virginia Polytechnic
M.S., Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University
B.S., Animal Science, Montana State University

Areas of Expertise: 
Veterinary pathologist
  • Brucellosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Foreign animal diseases

Instructor Foreign animal disease school, Plum Island
Affiliate faculty Colorado State University

Current Research:
  • Plague
  • Tularemia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Brucellosis
  • Chronic wasting disease research

Selected Publications:

Bevins, S.N., M. Lutman, K. Pedersen, N. Barrett, T. Gidlewski, T.J. DeLiberto, and A.B. Franklin. 2018. Spillover of swine coronaviruses, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 24(7):1390-1392. doi: 10.3201/eid2407.172077

Chandler, J.C., L.A. Baeten, D.L. Griffin, T. Gidlewski, T.J. DeLiberto, J.M. Petersen, R. Pappert, J.W. Young, and S.N. Bevins. 2018. A bead-based flow cytometric assay for monitoring Yersinia pestis exposure in wildlife. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 56(7):e00273-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00273-18

Pedersen, K., R.S. Miller, A.R. Musante, T.S. White, J.D. Freye, and T. Gidlewski. 2018. Antibody evidence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus detected in sera collected from feral swine (Sus scrofa) across the United States. Journal of Swine Health and Production 26(1):41-44.

Pedersen, K, T.D. Anderson, R.M. Maison, G.W. Wiscomb, M.J. Pipas, D.R. Sinnett, J.A. Baroch, and T. Gidlewski. 2018. Leptospira antibodies detected in wildlife in the USA and the US Virgin Islands. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(3):450-459. doi: 10.7589/2017-10-269

Pedersen, K., E. Wang, S.C. Weaver, P.C. Wolf, A.R. Randall, K.R. Van Why, A.P.A. Travassos Da Rosa, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Serologic evidence of various arboviruses detected in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 97(2):319-323. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0180   

Pedersen, K., N.E. Bauer, S. Olsen, A.M. Arenas-Gamboa, A.C. Henry, T.D. Sibley, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Identification of Brucella spp. In feral swine (Sus scrofa) at abattoris in Texas, USA. Zoonoses Public Health 64(8):647-654. doi: 10.1111/zph.12359   

Pedersen, K., R.S. Miller, T.D. Anderson, K.L. Pabilania, J.R. Lewis, R.L. Mihalco, C. Gortazar, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Limited antibody evidence of exposure to Mycobacterium bovis in feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(1):30-36. doi: 10.7589/2016-07-164   

Pedersen, K., T.D. Anderson, S.N. Bevins, K.L. Pabilonia, P.N. Whitley, D.R. Virchow, and T. Gidlewski. 2016. Evidence of leptospirosis in the kidneys and serum of feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States. Epidemiology and Infection 145:87-94.  doi: 10.1017/S0950268816002247   
Hause, B.M., A. Padmanabhan, K. Pedersen, and T. Gidlewski. 2016. The feral swine virome is dominated by single stranded DNA viruses and contains a novel orthopneumovirus which circulates both in feral and domestic swine. Journal of General Virology 97:2090-2095.  doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000554 

Bosco-Lauth, A.M., A.E. Calvert, J.J. Root, T. Gidlewski, B.H. Bird, R.A. Bowen, A. Muehlenbachs, S.R. Zaki, and A.C. Brault. 2016. Vertebrate host susceptibility to heartland virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(12):2070-2077.  doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160472 

Bevins, S. N., R. J. Dusek, C. L. White, T. Gidlewski, B. Bodenstein, K. G. Mansfield, P. DeBruyn, D. Kraege, E. Rowan, C. Gillin, B. Thomas, S. Chandler, J. Baroch, B. Schmit, M. J. Grady, R. S. Miller, M. L. Drew, S. Stopak, B. Zscheile, J. Bennett, J. Sengl, C. Brady, H. S. Ip, E. Spackman, M. L. Killian, M. K. Torchetti, J. M. Sleeman, and T. J. Deliberto. 2016. Widespread detection of highly pathogenic H5 influenza viruses in wild birds from the Pacific Flyway of the United States. Scientific Reports 6:28980.  doi: 10.1038/srep288980    

Ip, H.S., M.K. Torchetti, R. Crespo, P. Kohrs, P. DeBruyn, K.G. Mansfield, T. Baszler, L. Badcoe, B. Bodenstein, V.Shearn-Bochsler, M.L. Killian, J.C. Pedersen, N. Hines, T. Gidlewski, T.Deliberto, and J.M. Sleeman. 2015. Novel Eurasian highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses in wild birds, Washington, USA, 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21(5):886-890.  doi: 10.3201/eid2105.142020

Spraker, T.R., T. Gidlewski, J.G. Powers, T. Nichols, A. Balachandran, B. Cummings, M.A. Wild, K. VerCauteren, and K.I. O'Rourke. 2015. Progressive accumulation of the abnormal conformer of the prion protein and spongiform encephalopathy in the obex of nonsymptomatic and symptomatic Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) with chronic wasting disease. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 27(4):431-441. doi: 10.1177/1040638715593368

Bosco-Lauth, A.M., N.A. Panella, J.J. Root, T. Gidlewski, R.R. Lash, J.R. Harmon, K.L. Burkhalter, M.S. Godsey, H.M. Savage, W.L. Nicholson, N. Komar, and A.C. Brault. 2015. Serological investigation of Heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) exposure in wild and domestic animals adjacent to human case sites in Missouri 2012-2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 92(6):1163-1167.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0702

Bosco-Lauth, A., Harmon, J.R., Lash, R.R., Weiss, S., Langevin, S., Savage, H.M., Godsey Jr, M.S., Burkhalter, K., Root, J.J., Gidlewski, T. and Nicholson, W.L., 2014. West Nile virus isolated from a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in northwestern Missouri, USA, 2012Journal of wildlife diseases50(4), pp.976-978.  

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, K.T. Bentler, T. Gidlewski, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, T.R. Spraker, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2014. Shedding of a low pathogenic Avian Influenza virus in a common synanthropic mammal - the cottontail rabbit . PLoSOne 9(8): e102513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102513.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, J.A. Baroch, B.S. Schmit, D. Kohler, T. Gidlewski, D.L. Nolte, S.R. Swafford, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Large-scale Avian Influenza surveillance in wild birds throughout the United States . PLoSOne 9(8): e104360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104360.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, T. Gidlewski, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of nonnative feral swine. BioScience Online 64(4): 291-299.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu015. 
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