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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Allyson Walsh

Dr Allyson Walsh

Interdisciplinary Research Centre Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases

Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road
Cambridge , Cambridgeshire CB3 0ES
Office Phone: 01223 337645

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:
IRC Coordinator, Cambridge Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Ecology of zoonotic diseases and wildlife vectors; wildlife conservation reintroduction biology.


  • Immunology
  • Ecology
  • Bats


  • Zoonoses
  • Disease vectors

Key Publications

1. Jonathan H. Epstein, Michelle L. Baker, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, Deborah Middleton, Jennifer A. Barr, Edward DuBovi, Victoria Boyd, Brian Pope, Shawn Todd, Gary Crameri, Allyson Walsh, Katey Pelican, Mark Fielder, Angela Davies, Lin-Fa Wang,, and Peter Daszak. 2013. Duration of Maternal Antibodies Against Hendra Virus and Canine Distemper Virus in Pteropid Bats. PLOS ONE, Vol. 8:6. e67584

2. Kepler, T.B., Sample C., Hudak, K., Roach, J., Haines, A., Walsh, A., and Elizabeth A. Ramsburg. 2010. Chiropteran Types I and II interferon genes inferred from genome sequencing traces by a statistical gene-family assembler.  BMC Genomics 11: 444.