Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi

Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi

MSc, PhD, GCULT

Disease, much of it due to parasites, is the single most important factor threatening terrestrial and aquatic farming systems. Therefore, identification and understanding the life cycle and transmission patterns of parasites have been the focus of Dr Shokoofeh Shamsi’s research since 1993.

Dr Shamsi holds a Master degree in Medical Parasitology and a PhD in Veterinary Parasitology which explains her passion in research into transmissible parasites between animals and humans and food safety. She has discovered more than 40 new parasite species and developed new protocols for detecting parasites in seafood.

Dr Shamsi has a national and international profile, including member of the CSU Council, Section Editor of Parasitology Research, Taxonomic editor in World Register of Marine Species and member of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Council. Currently she is an associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science responsible for teaching and research in the field of Parasitology.

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Research

Some of the current research areas include:

  • Parasitism in Buffalo
  • Characterization of pentastomid parasites in livestock and canides
  • Genetic and morphological characterisation of Nemeatoda in aquatic and aquatic associated animals
  • Investigating the current knowledge on seafood-borne parasites among various stakeholders

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  • Systematics and biology of helminth parasites of aquatic animals
  • Seafood safety
  • Emerging zoonotic parasites
  • Diagnostic parasitology
  • Climate change and its impact on our aquatic systems
  • Health of the Murray Darling Basin

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Read more on CSU Research Output (CRO)

  • Naghipoor, M., Javadi, S., Tavassoli, M., Shamsi, S., 2018. Serological study of Dirofilaria immitis in urban dogs of Urmia using modified knot and rapid antigen tests. Journal of Zoonotic Diseases3, 42-47.
  • Shamsi, S., Stoddart, A., Warner, L., Wassens, S. 2018. Occurrence of Contracaecum bancrofti larvae in fish in the Murray Darling Basin. Journal of Helminthology.
  • Aghlmandi, F., Habibi, F., Afraii, M., Abdoli, A., Shamsi, S., 2018. Infection with metacercaria of Clinostomum complanatum (Trematoda: Clinostomidae) in freshwater fishes from Southern Caspian Sea Basin. Revue Méd. Vét., 169, 7-9, 147-151.
  • Shamsi, S., Loukopoulos, P., McSpadden, K., Baker, S., Jenkins, D., 2018. Preliminary report of histopathology associated with infection with tongue worms in Australian dogs and cattle. Parasitology international. 67 (5): 597-600.
  • Roca-Geronès, X., Montoliu, I., Godínez-González, C., Fisa, R., Shamsi, S. 2018. Morphological and genetic characterisation of Hysterothylacium Ward & Magath, 1917 (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae) larvae in horse mackerel, blue whiting and anchovy from Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. Journal of Fish Diseases. Accepted 16-4-18
  • Shamsi, S., Steller, E., Chen, Y., 2018. New and known zoonotic nematode larvae within selected fish species from Queensland waters in Australia. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 272, 73-82.
  • Sutherland, M., Shamsi, S., Phalen, D., Macwhirter, P.J., 2018. Eustrongylides Induced Verminous Coelomitis in an Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae). Eolophus. Accepted March 2018
  • Shamsi, S., Sheorey, H., 2018. Seafood-borne parasitic diseases in Australia: are they rare or underdiagnosed? Internal Journal Medicine. Accepted March 2018.
  • Smales, L. R., Adlard, R. D., Elliot, A., Kelly, E., Lymbery, A. J., Miller, T. L., Shamsi, S. (2018) A review of the Acanthocephala parasitising freshwater fishes in Australia. Parasitology, 145: 249-259. doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001627
  • Shamsi, S. 2018. Morphometric and molecular descriptions of three new species of Hysterothylacium (Nematoda: Raphidascarididae) from Australian marine fish. Journal of Helminthology. 91, 613-624.

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