Dr. Philip Elzer
Professor
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
(225) 578-4182

Biography:
Assistant Vice Chancellor at the LSU AgCenter with a joint appointment in LSU-SVM Department of Pathobiological Sciences

Teaching Interests:
Veterinary Immunology, Bacteriology, Graduate Studies

Research Interests:
Brucellosis, Vaccines, Infectious Diseases, TSE

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2007 Roger's Excellence in Research
  • 2003 NATO-ARW Program, Co-Director and Co-Host
  • 2001 Faculty Distinguished Scholar
  • 2001 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
  • 1999 Outstanding Teacher
  • 1994 Arnold Ravin-Murial Rogers Fellowship
  • 1994 Sustaining Member Travel Award
 Education:
  • PhD Cornell University
  • MS Cornell University
  • BS Rochester Insitute of Technology
  • AB Rochester Institute of Technology
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Seroprevalence of brucellosis in livestock within three endemic regions of the country of Georgia, Elzer, Philip, 2013, Preventive Veterinary Medicine , Volume: 110(3-4), Pages: 554-7
  • Spiroplasma spp. biofilm formation is instrumental for their role in the pathogenesis of plant, insect and animal diseases., Elzer, Philip, 2012, Exp Mol Pathol , Number: 93(1), Pages: 116-128
  • Buffalo, bush meat, and the zoonotic threat of brucellosis in Botswana , Elzer, Philip, 2012, PLoS One , Volume: 7, Number: 3, Pages: e32842
  • B Cell-deficient Mice Display Markedly Enhanced Resistance to the Intracellular Bacterium Brucella abortus, Elzer, Philip; Goenka, R; Parent, M; Baldwin, C, 2011, J Infect Dis. , Volume: 203, Number: 8, Pages: 1136-46
  • B Cell-deficient Mice Display Markedly Enhanced Resistance to the Intracellular Bacterium Brucella abortus, Elzer, Philip, 2011, J Infections Dis , Volume: 203(8), Pages: 1136-46
  • Spiroplasma found in the eyes of scrapie affected sheep, Elzer, Philip; Bastian, F; Boudreaux, C; Hagius, S; Bulgin, M; Sorensen-Melson, S; Enright, F, 2011, Vet Ophthalmol , Volume: 14, Number: 1, Pages: 10-7
  • Spiroplasma found in the eyes of scrapie effected sheep, Elzer, Philip, 2011, Vet Ophthalmol , Volume: 14(1), Pages: 10-17
  • Attenuated Francisella asiatica igIC mutant induces protective immunity to francisellosis in tilapia, Elzer, Philip, 2011, Vaccine , Volume: 29(3), Pages: 593-8
  • Attenuated Francisella asiatica iglC mutant induces protective immunity to francisellosis in tilapia, Elzer, Philip; Soto, E; Wiles, J; Macaluso, K; Hawke, J, 2011, Vaccine , Volume: 29, Number: 3, Pages: 593-8
  • Attenuated Francisella asiatica iglC mutant induces protective immunity to Francisellosis in tilapia , Hawke, John; Soto, Esteban ; Judy, Wiles; Elzer, Philip; Macaluso, Kevin, 2011, Vaccine , Volume: 29, Pages: 5
  • Characterization of a putative hemagglutinin gene in the caprine model for brucellosis, Elzer, Philip; Perry, Q; Hagius, S; Walker, J; Duhon, L, 2010, Emerging and Endemic Pathogens: Advances in Surveillance. Detection and Identification , Pages: 99-108
  • Spatio-temporal thermal kinetics of in situ MWCNT heating in biological tissues under NIR laser irradiation, Elzer, Philip; Picou, L; McMann, C; Enright, F; Biris, A; Boldor, D, 2010, Nanotechnology , Volume: 21, Number: 43, Pages: 435101
  • Evaluating the virulence of a Brucella melitensis hemagglutinin gene in the caprine model, Elzer, Philip; Perry, Q; Hagius, S; Walker, J, 2010, Vaccine , Volume: 23 Suppl 5, Pages: F6-11
  • Brucella species survey in polar bears (ursus maritimus) of Northern Alaska, Elzer, Philip; O'Hara, T; Holocomb, D; Estepp, J; Perry, Q; Hagius, S; Kirk, C, 2010, J Wildl Dis , Volume: 46, Number: 3, Pages: 687-94
  • Evaluation of the Western immunoblot as a detection method for Brucella abortus exposure in elk, Elzer, Philip; Schumaker, B; Jonna, A; Gonzales, B; Hietala, S; Ziccardi, M, 2010, J Wildl Dis , Volume: 46, Number: 1, Pages: 87-94
Scientific Abstract:
  • Molecular Typing of Human and Animal Brucella Isolates from Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2013
  • Antibiotic Susceptibility of Human Brucella Isolates in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2013
  • Genetic Diversity of Brucella Isolates in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2013
  • Human Brucellosis in Georgia: prevalence and distribution of the infection, Elzer, Philip, 2013
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests for the assessment of human brucellosis in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Clinical, Epidemiologic and Laboratory Based Assessment of Brucellosis in Georgia. , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Distribution of Brucella biotypes in the southern oblasts of Kazakhstan , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Distribution of Brucella Biotypes within Southern Kazakhstan, Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests for the assessment of human brucellosis in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Results and Prospects of Brucellosis Research in Kazakhstan, Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Risk factors contributing to transmission of brucellosis in the country of Georgia, Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Spatial patterns of confirmed human and animal brucellosis in Kazakhstan, Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Verification and implementation of florescence polarization assay for laboratory diagnosis of Brucellosis in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Spiroplasma Biofilm on Stainless Steel is a Model for latrogenic Transmission of CJD Via Surgical Instruments , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Spiroplasma Biofilm on Stainless Steel is a Model for latrogenic Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Clinical and Epidemiologic Assessment of Brucellosis in Georgia. , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Clinical and Epidemiologic Assessment of Brucellosis in Georgia. , Elzer, Philip, 2012
  • Multiple-Locus Variable-Number tandem repeats Analysis (MLVA) based molecular typing of diversity of human and animal Brucella isolates from Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Evaluation of Brucellosis Case Definitions based on a Clinical Observational study in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Clinical, Epidemiologic and Laboratory Based Assessment of Brucellosis in Georgia. , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Evaluation of Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Analysis Method for Genotypeing of Human Brucella Isolates in Kazakhstan, Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Expansion of human brcellosis detection by screening of household contracts in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Isolation of Brucella spp. from Dogs in Kazakhstan , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Surveillance of Brucellosis in Azerbaijan , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Local Prevalence of Rickettsial Infection in Ticks and Dogs in Southern Louisiana , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Prevalence of Rickettsial Infection in Ticks and Dogs in Southern Louisiana , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Evaluation of Real-Time PCR Assays for the Detection of Brucella Spp. in Human Clinical Samples in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2011
  • Genetic Diversity and Regional Distribution of Human and Animal Brucella Isolates in Georgia , Elzer, Philip, 2011