Inga Sidor, D.V.M.

Inga SIdor

Assistant Clinical Professor

Senior Veterinary Pathologist
New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Kendall Hall, Room 321
(603) 862-2743
Email: inga.sidor@unh.edu

 

 

 

 

Educational Background: 

Residency in Anatomic Veterinary Pathology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct., MS in Pathobiology, 2001-2004
Internship in Wildlife Medicine, Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, 1999-2001
D.V.M., Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA, 1995-1999
B.A., Reed College, Portland, OR, 1988-1992

Courses Taught:

Forensic Science for Marine Biologists at Shoals Marine Lab

General Area of Interest and/or Speciality:

Veterinary pathology with a focus on nondomestic, aquatic and wildlife species

Description of Current Research and/or Professional Activities:

Dr. Sidor received her veterinary degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, followed by an internship and research fellowship in wildlife medicine at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, studying mortality of and environmental contaminant effects in the common loon (Gavia immer). After a residency and Master’s degree program in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, she was board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004. From 2005-2008 she worked as a pathologist at the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, investigating brucellosis in marine mammals. Her current interests include investigation of wildlife zoonoses, development of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases, environmental toxicology and immunology, and regional New England terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife pathology.

Representative Publications:

Peer reviewed articles:

Jenny Meegan, Inga F. Sidor, Jörg M. Steiner, Delphine Sarran and J. Lawrence Dunn. 2008. Chronic pancreatitis with secondary diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy in an adult California sea lion. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 232 (11):1707-12.

Sylvain De Guise, Michael Goedken, Brenda Morsey, Jennifer Maratea and Inga Sidor. 2008. Development of new methods to assess invertebrate immunology and immunotoxicology in aquaculture: oysters and lobsters as examples. Int. J. Environment and Pollution33(4): 365

Brian. J. Hiller, Inga F. Sidor, Sylvain De Guise, and Jack. S. Barclay. 2007. Prevalence and ultrastructure of Sarcocystis in American woodcock harvested in Connecticut. Journal of Parasitology 93 (6): 1529–1530.

M. M. Garner, K. Ramsell, N. J. Schoemaker, I. F. Sidor, R. W. Nordhausen, S. Bolin, J. F. Evermann and M. Kiupel. 2007. Myofasciitis in the domestic ferret. Veterinary Pathology44(1):25-38.

Holly J. Haefele, Inga Sidor, David C. Evers, Darcy E. Hoyt, and Mark A. Pokras. 2005. Hematologic and physiologic reference Ranges for free-ranging adult and young common loons (Gavia immer). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine36(3):385–390.

Sylvain De Guise, Brenda Morsey, Jennifer Maratea, Michael Goedken, Inga Sidor and James Atherton. 2005. D evelopment of assays to evaluate cellular immune functions in the American lobster ( Homarus americanus ). Journal of Shellfish Research 24 (3): 705 -713

Sidor, I. F., M. A. Pokras, A. Major, R. Poppenga, K. Taylor, and R. M. Miconi. 2003. Mortality of the common loon in New England, 1987 to 2000. Journal of Wildlife Diseases39(2): 306-312.

Abstracts and Posters:

Cara L. Field, Inga F. Sidor, Jenny M. Meegan, Tracy Romano, Lisa Mazzaro, Sylvain DeGuise, Salvatore Frasca, and J. Lawrence Dunn. Comparison of techniques for detection of Brucella sp. in marine mammals. NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Oct 20-23, 2007, MI.

Joseph K. Gaydos, Dyanna Lambourn, Serena Lockwood, Steven Jeffries, Darla Ewalt, Michael Garner, Inga Sidor and Stephen Raverty. Endemic Marine Brucella sp. Infection in Harbor Seals: Is there Human Risk? Infectious Disease Society , Oct 2007, San Diego, CA.

Michael M. Garner, Katrina Ramsell, Inga Sidor, Niko J Schoemaker, and Robert W. Nordhausen. Idiopathic polymyositis in the domestic ferret, and emerging fatal disease. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Sept 2006, Tampa, FL.

Inga F. Sidor, J. Lawrence Dunn, Tracy Romano, Lisa Mazzaro, Sylvain DeGuise, Jolene Carlson, and Salvatore Frasca. Development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for detection of Brucella spp. in marine mammal tissues. NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative Principal Investigator’s Meeting, Jan 17-20, 2006, Charleston, NC.

Jenny Meegan, Tracy Romano, Lisa Mazzaro, Inga Sidor, Gregory D. Bossart, Patricia Fair, Randall S. Wells, and J. Lawrence Dunn. Serologic Diagnosis of a Brucella Infection/Exposure in Tursiops truncatus: A Comparison of Various Serologic Modalities. NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative Principal Investigator’s Meeting, Charleston, NC, Jan 17-20, 2006.

De Guise S, Morsey B, Maratea J, Goedken M, Sidor I, Atherton J. 2004. Development of assays for the evaluation of immune functions of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) as a tool for health assessment. Long Island Sound Lobster Research Initiative Working Meeting, Groton CT.

Lihui Zhao, Chris Perkins, Shili Liu, Farhad Nadim, Robert J. Carley, Mark A. Pokras, and Inga Sidor. Determination of methylmercury, methylmercury and inorganic mercury in common loon tissues by GC/AFS after alkaline digestion, extraction and ethylation. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 13, 2001.

Presentations:

Inga F. Sidor, Cara Field, Jenny Meegan, Heather Gagnon, Jolene Carlson, James Kniffen, Jessica Hoag, Carolina Ruiz, Laura Thompson, Rebecca LaFleur, Lisa Mazzaro, Tracy A. Romano, Sylvain DeGuise and Salvatore Frasca, Jr., Mary C. Schwab and Gregory J. Tsongalis and J. Lawrence Dunn. Patterns of Infection or Exposure to marine-origin Brucella in North America. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 11-15, 2008, Los Angeles, CA.

Inga F. Sidor, Tracey Goldstein, Adrian Whatmore, Tanja Zabka, Salvatore Frasca, Jr., Frances Gulland, and J. Lawrence Dunn. T ransplacental infection with Brucella in a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) fetus. Brucellosis 2008 International Research Conference, September 10-13, 2008, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Inga F. Sidor, Tracey Goldstein, Jessica Hoag, Salvatore Frasca, Jr., Frances Gulland, and J. Lawrence Dunn. Brucella-associated abortion in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) Annual Meeting of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine, May 2008, Rome, Italy.

Sidor, I. F. Investigating marine mammal mortality. University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Club invited speaker, October 23, 2007, Knoxville, TN.

Sidor, I. F., C. Field, J. Meegan, J. Kniffen, S. Frasca, Jr., T. A. Romano, M. C. Schwab, G. J. Tsongalis and J. Lawrence Dunn. Comparison of techniques for detection of Brucella sp. in marine mammals. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 21-26, 2007, Knoxville, TN.

Sidor, I. F. Practical Toxicology. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, invited speaker, Ecotoxicology course, Sept 13, 2007.

Sidor, I. F., J. Meegan, S Frasca, Jr., and J. L. Dunn. Malignant Seminoma in a northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus). C.L. Davis Foundation Marine Mammal Pathology Workshop, May 5 , 2007, Orlando, FL.

Sidor, I. F., J. L. Dunn, J. Meegan, and S. Frasca. Nasal sac rhinitis due to Fusarium in a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). 12th Annual AAZV Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop, Sept, 2006, Tampa, FL.

Sidor, I. F., J. L. Dunn, T. A. Romano, J. Meegan, J. Carlson, S. De Guise, G. Risatti and S. Frasca, Jr. Use of real-time PCR for detection of Brucella spp. in marine mammal tissues. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Sept 2006, Tampa, FL.

Sidor, I. F., J. L. Dunn, T. A. Romano, J. Meegan, J. Carlson and S. Frasca, Jr. Use of real-time PCR for detection of Brucella spp. in marine mammal tissues. Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association, Aug 7-10, 2006, Storrs, CT.

Sidor, I. F., S. Frasca, J. L. Dunn, D. Sarran. Seal parapox virus in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). 12th Annual AAZV Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop, October 15, 2005, Omaha, NE.

Sidor, I.F. Brucella in Marine Mammals. Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, March 18, 2005, Grafton, MA.

Sidor, I. F. Ichthyophonus hoeferi in a zebrafish (Danio rerio). 9th annual Northeastern Veterinary Pathology Conference, October 18-19, 2003, Cobleskill, NY.

Sidor, I. F., S. Frasca and S. Weber. Branchial microangiopathy in a stonefish (Synanceia sp.). 10th Annual AAZV Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop, October 3, 2003, Minneapolis, MN.

Sidor, I. F. Use of immunohistochemistry in veterinary diagnostics. Annual meeting of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, August 6, 2003, Storrs, CT.

Sidor, I. F. and S. Frasca. Microsporidiosis in a silverside minnow (Menidia menidia). 9th Annual AAZV Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop, October 4, 2002, Milwaukee WI.

Sidor, I. F. Epinephrine-induced myocardial necrosis in a rabbit. 8th annual Northeastern Veterinary Pathology Conference, October 12-13, 2002, Cobleskill, NY.

Sidor, I. F. Boid inclusion body disease in a ball python. 7th annual Northeastern Veterinary Pathology Conference, October 20-21, 2001, Cobleskill, NY.

Sidor I. F. and M. A. Pokras. Mortality of the common loon (Gavia immer). 24th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, October 2000, Manomet, MA.

Sidor, I. F., M. A. Pokras and R. M. Miconi. Mortality of the common loon (Gavia immer) in New England, 1988-1999. Annual Meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association, June 6, 2000, Jackson Hole, WY.