Dr Derek Spielman

MVSc BSc PhD MACVSc (Wildlife Medicine)
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology  

B14 - Mcmaster Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7170
Fax +61 2 9351 7421

Research interests

Wildlife pathology, diseases and ecology and epidemiology of wildlife diseases

Pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in Australian marsupials Conservation genetics

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate teaching:

Principles of Disease & Veterinary Conservation Biology BVSc & AVBSc students year II Veterinary Pathology students year III Postgraduate teaching: Ex-situ Wildlife Management component of the Applied Science (Wildlife Health and Population Management) Master Degree & P-G Diploma students

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Giannakopoulos, B., Mirarabshahi, P., Miao, Q., Weatherall, C., Cheng, J., Tanaka, K., Millar, E., Vonthethoff, L., Gatto, D., Spielman, D., et al (2014). Deletion of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome Autoantigen B2 GPI Potentiates The Lupus Autoimmune Phenotype in a Toll-Like Receptor 7 Mediated Murine Model. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66(8), 2270-2280. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, A., Brown, G., Peters, B., Spielman, D., Morin-Adeline, V., Slapeta, J. (2014). High phylogenetic diversity of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) at two mitochondrial DNA markers. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28(3), 330-336. [More Information]
  • Malik, R., Spielman, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). "Gone in the Back Legs". Microbiology Australia, 34(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Frankham, R., Brook, B., Bradshaw, C., Traill, L., Spielman, D. (2013). 50/500 rule and minimum viable populations: Response to Jamieson and Allendorf. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(4), 187-188. [More Information]
  • Collins, D., Angles, J., Christodoulou, J., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Boyd, J., Krockenberger, M. (2013). Severe Subacute Necrotizing Encephalopathy (Leigh-like Syndrome) in American Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 148(4), 345-353. [More Information]
  • Gall, M., Chen, Y., Vieira de Ribeiro, A., Zhang, H., Bailey, C., Spielman, D., Yu, M., Gorrell, M. (2013). Targeted Inactivation of Dipeptidyl Peptidase 9 Enzymatic Activity Causes Mouse Neonate Lethality. PloS One, 8(11), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D. (2013). Tawny frogmouths and brushtail possums as sentinels for Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm. Veterinary Parasitology, 192, 158-165. [More Information]
  • Lunn, J., Lee, R., Smaller, J., Mackay, B., King, T., Hunt, G., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Spielman, D., Malik, R. (2012). Twenty two cases of canine neural angiostronglyosis in eastern Australia (2002-2005) and a review of the literature. Parasites and Vectors, 5(70), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Graham, K., Brain, P., Spielman, D., Martin, P., Allan, G., Malik, R. (2011). Concurrent infection with Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii species complex and Mycobacterium avium affecting the subcutis and bone of a pelvic limb in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13, 776-780.
  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Christensen, N., Canfield, P., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Spielman, D., Bosward, K. (2009). Cytopathological and histopathological diagnosis of canine splenic disorders. Australian Veterinary Journal, 87(5), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Spielman, D., Brook, B., Briscoe, D., Frankham, R. (2004). Does inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity decrease disease resistance? Conservation Genetics, 5(4), 439-448.
  • Spielman, D., Brook, B., Frankham, R. (2004). Most species are not driven to extinction before genetic factors impact them. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 101(42), 15261-15264.

Conferences

  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D., Walker, A., Ward, M. (2014). Angiostrongylosis in Wildlife, Dogs & People. Zoonoses 2014, Brisbane: Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, Brisbane: N/A.
  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Spielman, D., Krockenberger, M., Hemsley, S. (2012). Necrotising Lesions in Possums. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D. (2012). Tawny frogmouths and Brushtail Possums as Sentinels for Angiostrongylus cantonenis, the rat lungworm. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
  • Wai-Shing, S., Sangster, C., Spielman, D., Hemsley, S. (2010). A case series of lungworm infections in common brushtail possums. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2010, Dover, Tasmania, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).
  • Spielman, D. (2010). The Value of Post-mortem & Histopathology Investigations of Australian Wildlife. The sixth national wildlife rehabilitation conference, Adelaide: N/A.
  • Lee, K., Coleman, N., Hemsley, S., Spielman, D. (2009). Faecal bacterial community profiles in brushtail and ringtail possums. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Joint Conference 2009, The Catlins, New Zealand: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).
  • Spielman, D. (2008). Genetic Considerations and the Release of Rehabilitated Australian Wildlife. 2008 National Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Kinoshita, R., Spielman, D., Mauroo, N., Cowan, D. (2006). Spongiform encephalopathy in a stranded rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis). 37th Annual International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference, N/A: N/A.

2014

  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D., Walker, A., Ward, M. (2014). Angiostrongylosis in Wildlife, Dogs & People. Zoonoses 2014, Brisbane: Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, Brisbane: N/A.
  • Giannakopoulos, B., Mirarabshahi, P., Miao, Q., Weatherall, C., Cheng, J., Tanaka, K., Millar, E., Vonthethoff, L., Gatto, D., Spielman, D., et al (2014). Deletion of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome Autoantigen B2 GPI Potentiates The Lupus Autoimmune Phenotype in a Toll-Like Receptor 7 Mediated Murine Model. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66(8), 2270-2280. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, A., Brown, G., Peters, B., Spielman, D., Morin-Adeline, V., Slapeta, J. (2014). High phylogenetic diversity of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) at two mitochondrial DNA markers. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 28(3), 330-336. [More Information]

2013

  • Malik, R., Spielman, D., Slapeta, J. (2013). "Gone in the Back Legs". Microbiology Australia, 34(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Frankham, R., Brook, B., Bradshaw, C., Traill, L., Spielman, D. (2013). 50/500 rule and minimum viable populations: Response to Jamieson and Allendorf. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(4), 187-188. [More Information]
  • Collins, D., Angles, J., Christodoulou, J., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Boyd, J., Krockenberger, M. (2013). Severe Subacute Necrotizing Encephalopathy (Leigh-like Syndrome) in American Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 148(4), 345-353. [More Information]
  • Gall, M., Chen, Y., Vieira de Ribeiro, A., Zhang, H., Bailey, C., Spielman, D., Yu, M., Gorrell, M. (2013). Targeted Inactivation of Dipeptidyl Peptidase 9 Enzymatic Activity Causes Mouse Neonate Lethality. PloS One, 8(11), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D. (2013). Tawny frogmouths and brushtail possums as sentinels for Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm. Veterinary Parasitology, 192, 158-165. [More Information]

2012

  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Spielman, D., Krockenberger, M., Hemsley, S. (2012). Necrotising Lesions in Possums. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
  • Ma, G., Dennis, M., Rose, K., Spratt, D., Spielman, D. (2012). Tawny frogmouths and Brushtail Possums as Sentinels for Angiostrongylus cantonenis, the rat lungworm. Zoonoses, Sydney: Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
  • Lunn, J., Lee, R., Smaller, J., Mackay, B., King, T., Hunt, G., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Spielman, D., Malik, R. (2012). Twenty two cases of canine neural angiostronglyosis in eastern Australia (2002-2005) and a review of the literature. Parasites and Vectors, 5(70), 1-18. [More Information]

2011

  • Graham, K., Brain, P., Spielman, D., Martin, P., Allan, G., Malik, R. (2011). Concurrent infection with Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii species complex and Mycobacterium avium affecting the subcutis and bone of a pelvic limb in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13, 776-780.
  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2010

  • Wai-Shing, S., Sangster, C., Spielman, D., Hemsley, S. (2010). A case series of lungworm infections in common brushtail possums. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Meeting 2010, Dover, Tasmania, Australia: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).
  • Spielman, D. (2010). The Value of Post-mortem & Histopathology Investigations of Australian Wildlife. The sixth national wildlife rehabilitation conference, Adelaide: N/A.

2009

  • Christensen, N., Canfield, P., Martin, P., Krockenberger, M., Spielman, D., Bosward, K. (2009). Cytopathological and histopathological diagnosis of canine splenic disorders. Australian Veterinary Journal, 87(5), 175-181. [More Information]
  • Lee, K., Coleman, N., Hemsley, S., Spielman, D. (2009). Faecal bacterial community profiles in brushtail and ringtail possums. Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) and Wildlife Society of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Joint Conference 2009, The Catlins, New Zealand: Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section).

2008

  • Spielman, D. (2008). Genetic Considerations and the Release of Rehabilitated Australian Wildlife. 2008 National Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.

2006

  • Kinoshita, R., Spielman, D., Mauroo, N., Cowan, D. (2006). Spongiform encephalopathy in a stranded rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis). 37th Annual International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference, N/A: N/A.

2004

  • Spielman, D., Brook, B., Briscoe, D., Frankham, R. (2004). Does inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity decrease disease resistance? Conservation Genetics, 5(4), 439-448.
  • Spielman, D., Brook, B., Frankham, R. (2004). Most species are not driven to extinction before genetic factors impact them. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 101(42), 15261-15264.

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