Christopher A Whittier - DVM, PhD

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  • PhD - North Carolina State, 2009
  • DVM - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 1997
  • BA & BSc - Brown University, 1992

Effect of Antibiotic Treatment on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome of Free-Ranging Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla g. gorilla)

Author(s):Vlčková, K. | Gomez, A. | Petrželková, K.J. | Whittier, C.A. | Todd, A.F. | Yeoman, C.J. | Nelson, K.E. | Wilson, B.A. | Stumpf, R.M. | Modrý, D. | White, B.A. | Leigh, S.R.
Publication year: 2016
Journal / Book title: Microbial Ecology

Proximate composition of milk from free-ranging mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

Author(s):Whittier, C.A. | Milligan, L.A. | Nutter, F.B. | Cranfield, M.R. | Power, M.L.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Zoo Biology

Real-time PCR detection of campylobacter spp. in freeranging mountain gorillas (gorilla beringei beringei)

Author(s):Whittier, C.A. | Cranfield, M.R. | Stoskopf, M.K.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Fatty acid composition of wild anthropoid primate milks

Author(s):Milligan, L.A. | Rapoport, S.I. | Cranfield, M.R. | Dittus, W. | Glander, K.E. | Oftedal, O.T. | Power, M.L. | Whittier, C.A. | Bazinet, R.P.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Clinical response decision tree for the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringeii) as a model for great apes

Author(s):Cranfield, M. | Gaffikin, L. | Minnis, R. | Nutter, F. | Rwego, I. | Travis, D. | Whittier, C.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Primatology

Tourists welcome [3]

Author(s):Whittier, C. | Nutter, F. | Cranfield, M.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: New Scientist

Occupational health and gorilla conservation in Rwanda

Author(s):Ali, R. | Cranfield, M. | Gaffikin, L. | Mudakikwa, T. | Ngeruka, L. | Whittier, C.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health

Brain structure variation in great apes, with attention to the mountain gorilla (Gorilla Beringei Beringei)

Author(s):Sherwood, C.C. | Cranfield, M.R. | Mehlman, P.T. | Lilly, A.A. | Garbe, J.A.L. | Whittier, C.A. | Nutter, F.B. | Rein, T.R. | Bruner, H.J. | Holloway, R.L. | Tang, C.Y. | Naidich, T.P. | Delman, B.N. | Steklis, H.D. | Erwin, J.M. | Hof, P.R.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Primatology

Comparison of storage methods for reverse-transcriptase PCR amplification of rotavirus RNA from gorilla (Gorilla g. gorilla) fecal samples

Author(s):Whittier, C.A. | Horne, W. | Slenning, B. | Loomis, M. | Stoskopf, M.K.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Journal of Virological Methods

Molecular and morphologic characterization of a Cryptosporidium genotype identified in lemurs

Author(s):Da Silva, A.J. | Cacciò, S. | Williams, C. | Won, K.Y. | Nace, E.K. | Whittier, C. | Pieniazek, N.J. | Eberhard, M.L.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Parasitology

Comparison of DNA extraction methods for PCR amplification of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit II (COII) DNA from primate fecal samples

Author(s):Whittier, C.A. | Dhar, A.K. | Stem, C. | Goodall, J. | Alcivar-Warren, A.
Publication year: 1999
Journal / Book title: Biotechnology Techniques

General Research Interests

  • I am broadly interested in issues of wildlife health with specific emphasis on human infectious disease threats to wildlife.

Selected Research Projects

  • Health threats to wild gorillas in the Central African Republic- providing consulting and emergency vet services for WWF project with habituated wild western lowland gorillas.

  • Smithsonian Wildlife Health Initiative- assisting with establishment of coordinated wildlife health program.

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Wildlife medicine
  • Conservation
  • African apes
  • Zoonoses
  • Field diagnostics
  • Epidemiology