Milton McAllister

Dr Milton McAllister

Associate Professor

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My laboratory investigates protozoal diseases of animals and people. We are developing a molecular technique to control gene expression in protozoal pathogens, which is envisaged to become a new technology for attenuating organisms used in vaccines.  This technique has now inspired a similar, somewhat simpler but novel concept to attenuate viruses for use in vaccines.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 - ongoing Adjunct Professional Scientist Illinois Natural History Survey
    1998 - 2009 Associate Professor University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    1993 - 1998 Associate Professor University of Wyoming
    1992 - 1993 Clinical Assistant Professor University of California, Davis
    1985 - 1987 Veterinarian Milledgeville Veterinary Clinic
    1984 - 1985 Veterinarian Pearl City Veterinary Clinic
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1987 - 1991 Colorado State University United States PhD
    1980 - 1984 University of Missouri United States DVM
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1987 - 1990 Residency in Veterinary Pathology Colorado State University United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 Registered Veterinarian Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia Australia
    1994 Diplomat American College of Veterinary Pathologists United States
  • Research Interests

    • PhD student Dr Mohammad Farouq Sharifpour has an Adelaide International Scholarship to develop artificial transcriptional control of targeted genes in apicomplexan protozoa.  He has also obtained support from a Hans-Jürgen and Marianne Ohff research grant, from the Australian Society for Parasitologists, and from the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.  He recently returned to Australia after six months of collaboration with Prof Markus Meissner at Ludwig Maximillians University in Munich, Germany.
    • Disentangling trophic and sexual transmission dynamics in a ubiquitous parasite.  Funded by Human Frontiers of Scientific Research.
    • Toxoplasmosis of sheep and goats.  Funded by Meat and Livestock Australia.
    • Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance of Bovine Respiratory Disease Pathogens.  Funded by Meat and Livestock Australia.
    • A vaccine for toxoplasmosis abortion in sheep.  Accelerator grant funds provided by the University of Adelaide.
    • Molecular characterisation of newly emerged Newcastle disease viruses in Indonesia.  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.




    • Twice selected as Teacher of the Year for second year students in the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Medicine (Urbana campus)
    • Listed as an excellent teacher for five consecutive years at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • COURSE COORDINATOR:  Veterinary Systems Pathology
  • INSTRUCTOR:  Clinical Research Projects for veterinary students
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Molecular and Immunology Studies of Vaccinated Chickens with Newcastle Disease Virus Genotype II and Genotype VII Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Putri Pandarangga
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Transcriptome profiling of infected chickens with newly emerged genotype VII Newcastle disease virus strains Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Phuong Thi Kim Doan
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Investigation of the molecular pathogenesis of newly emerged Newcastle disease virus in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Rabiei
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Artificial Regulation of Transcription in Toxoplasma gondii, the Model Apicomplexan Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mohammad Farouq Sharifpour
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Ecology of Cat-borne Parasitoses in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick Leo Taggart
    2014 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Clinico-Chemical Parameters of Fetal Fluids and Maternal Blood in the Bovine Model: Effects of Genetics and Sex and Relationships with Feto-Placental Phenotype Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Entesar Saleh Moh Shuaib
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - 2018 Board Member Parasitology (Cambridge)
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83137820
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  • Fax: 83137686
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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