Dr. Natalie Stilwell

Dr. Natalie Stilwell


  • Pathobiology and Population Medicine


Office: (662) 325-1369



Book, Chapter

  • The role of the microbiome. Pet-Specific Care. Ed. Lowell Ackerman. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2021
  • Ranavirus taxonomy and phylogeny. Ranaviruses: lethal pathogens of ectothermic vertebrates. New York, NY: Springer. 2015

Journal Article

  • Reference intervals for blood analytes of adult aquarium-housed Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. Volume 33, Pages 33-43. 2021
  • The effect of maternal antibodies on clinical response to infection with epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in white-tailed deer fawns. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Volume 57, Issue 1, Pages 189-193. 2021
  • Necroulcerative dermatitis associated with Myxobolus dermatoulcerans n. sp. (Cnidaria: Myxobolidae) in red-bellied piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri Kner (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae), from Peru. Systematic Parasitology. Volume 97, Issue 6, Pages 649-659. 2020
  • Phylogenomic characterization of ranaviruses isolated from cultured fish and amphibians in Thailand. FACETS. Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 963-979. 2020
  • A morphological, molecular, and histopathological redescription of Henneguya nyongensis Fomena & Bouix, 1996 (Cnidaria: Myxobolidae) infecting the gills of Peter’s elephantnose fish, Gnathonemus petersii (Günther) (Osteoglossiformes: Mormyridae), imported from Nigeria. Systematic Parasitology. Volume 96, Pages 767-776. 2019
  • Fatal ranavirus infection in a group of captive Meller’s chameleons (Trioceros melleri). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Volume 50, Page 696. 2019
  • Validation of a TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR for the detection of ranaviruses. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Volume 128, Issue 20, Pages 105-116. 2018
  • Extension of the known host range of intranuclear coccidiosis: infection in a group of red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Volume 48, Issue 4, Pages 1165-1171. 2017


Oral Presentation

  • "Body Condition, Disease, and Mortality in a Population of Illegally Trafficked Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)." , Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting, virtual meeting. 2021
  • "Fantastic Pathogens and Where to Find Them: Noteworthy Diseases Impacting the Ornamental Fish Industry." , 44th Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, Lake Placid, NY. 2019
  • "Overview of the Intranuclear Coccidian Parasite of Testudines." 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, , Charleston, SC. 2017
  • "The Effect Of Water Temperature On Frog Virus 3 Disease In Young-Of-The-Year Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus)." , 42nd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, East Lansing, MI. 2017


  • "Amphibian and Reptile Disease Surveillance and Research at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study." , Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting, Nauvoo, AL. 2020

Areas of Expertise

Aquatic animal health Microbiology Molecular diagnostics Wildlife health