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Taya L. Forde, DVM, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

  • Molecular epidemiology; Bacterial genomics; Infectious diseases; Global health; Wildlife health monitoring


  • DVM: Université de Montréal
  • PhD: University of Calgary

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Opriessnig T, Forde T, Shimoji Y. Erysipelothrix spp.: past, present, and future directions in vaccine research. Front Vet Sci. 2020;7:174.
  • Forde TL, Ratheesh NK, Harvey WT, et al. Genomic and immunogenic protein diversity of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae isolated from pigs in Great Britain: implications for vaccine protection. Front Microbiol. 2020;11:418.
  • Forde TL, Orsel K, Zadoks RN, et al. Bacterial genomics reveal the complex epidemiology of an emerging pathogen in arctic and boreal ungulates. Front Microbiol. 2016;7:1759.
  • Forde T, Biek R, Zadoks R, et al. Genomic analysis of the multi-host pathogen Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae reveals extensive recombination as well as the existence of three generalist clades with wide geographic distribution. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:461.
  • Kutz S, Bollinger T, . . . Forde T, et al. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae associated with recent widespread muskox mortalities in the Canadian Arctic. Can Vet J. 2015;56(6):560-563.