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.
Some of the current research areas include: