Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Sam R. Telford III

Professor

Vector-Borne Infections, Public Health
Medicine

Campus Phone:
508-839-5302

Education

  • SD - Harvard University - 1990
  • MS - Harvard University - 1987
  • BA - Johns Hopkins University - 1983

Monitoring human babesiosis emergence through vector surveillance, New England, USA

Author(s):Diuk-Wasser, M.A. | Liu, Y. | Steeves, T.K. | Folsom-O'Keefe, C. | Dardick, K.R. | Lepore, T. | Bent, S.J. | Usmani-Brown, S. | Telford III, S.R. | Fish, D. | Krause, P.J.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for sensitive detection and quantitation of Babesia microti infection

Author(s):Bloch, E.M. | Lee, T.-H. | Krause, P.J. | Telford III, S.R. | Montalvo, L. | Chafets, D. | Usmani-Brown, S. | Lepore, T.J. | Busch, M.P.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Transfusion

Borrelia miyamotoi infection presenting as human granulocytic anaplasmosis: A case report

Author(s):Chowdri, H.R. | Gugliotta, J.L. | Berardi, V.P. | Goethert, H.K. | Molloy, P.J. | Sterling, S.L. | Telford III, S.R.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Annals of Internal Medicine

Meningoencephalitis from Borrelia miyamotoi in an immunocompromised patient

Author(s):Gugliotta, J.L. | Goethert, H.K. | Berardi, V.P. | Telford III, S.R.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: New England Journal of Medicine

Reply to schmitz and Herman-Giddens

Author(s):Feder, H.M. | Telford, S.R. | Wormser, G.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Development of a host blood meal database: De novo sequencing of hemoglobin from nine small mammals using mass spectrometry

Author(s):Laskay, Ü.A. | Burg, J. | Kaleta, E.J. | Vilcins, I.-M.E. | Telford III, S.R. | Barbour, A.G. | Wysocki, V.H.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Biological Chemistry

Toward an understanding of the perpetuation of the agent of tularemia

Author(s):Telford III, S.R. | Goethert, H.K.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Frontiers in Microbiology

Babesiosis

Author(s):Telford, S.R. | Weller, P.F. | Maguire, J.H.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Tropical Infectious Diseases

Southern tick-associated rash Illness (STARI) in the north: STARI following a tick bite in long Island, New York

Author(s):Feder Jr., H.M. | Hoss, D.M. | Zemel, L. | Telford, S.R. | Dias, F. | Wormser, G.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Development of a baited oral vaccine for use in reservoir-targeted strategies against Lyme disease

Author(s):Bhattacharya, D. | Bensaci, M. | Luker, K.E. | Luker, G. | Wisdom, S. | Telford, S.R. | Hu, L.T.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Vaccine

Differential mortality of dog tick vectors due to infection by diverse Francisella tularensis tularensis genotypes

Author(s):Goethert, H.K. | Telford, S.R.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Nest box-deployed bait for delivering oral vaccines to white-footed mice

Author(s):Telford, S.R. | Cunningham, J.A. | Waltari, E. | Hu, L.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Babesiosis and Other Protozoan Diseases

Author(s):Telford, S.R. | Krause, P.J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Goldman's Cecil Medicine: Twenty Fourth Edition

Prevalence of ehrlichia muris in wisconsin deer ticks collected during the mid 1990s

Author(s):Telford III, S.R. | Goethert, H.K. | Cunningham, J.A.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Open Microbiology Journal

Survival of Francisella tularensis Type A in brackish-water

Author(s):Berrada, Z.L. | Telford Iii, S.R.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Archives of Microbiology

Rickettsia rickettsii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) from Kansas

Author(s):Berrada, Z.L. | Goethert, H.K. | Cunningham, J. | Telford III, S.R.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Medical Entomology

Histologic, immunohistochemical, microbiological, molecular biological and ultrastructural characterization of pulmonary tularemia

Author(s):Navarro, P. | Garcia-Moliner, M.L. | McMahon, J.H. | Telford, S.R. | Zoukhri, D. | Alroy, J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Pathology Research and Practice

Quantum of infection of Francisella tularensis tularensis in host-seeking Dermacentor variabilis

Author(s):Goethert, H.K. | Telford III, S.R.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Bartonella spp. transmission by ticks not established

Author(s):Telford III, S.R. | Wormser, G.P.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Diversity of Francisella species in environmental samples from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Author(s):Berrada, Z.L. | Telford III, S.R.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Microbial Ecology

General Research Interests

  • Research Ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne infections, particularly Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, tickborne encephalitis, and tularemia; wildlife parasitology.

Selected Research Projects

  • Ecology and epidemiology of tularemia; phylogeography of Babesia microti; vector-pathogen interactions of deer tick-transmitted infections.

Research Interests by Area

Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control
  • Transmission of tick-borne diseases (Tuleremia, Lyme disease)
Infectious Diseases: Pathogenesis/Host Response
  • Babesiosis, Lyme disease and Ehrlichiosis, Tuleremia