Sharon R. Roberts
Department of Biological Sciences
Emeritus Professor


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Ph.D. - Microbiology, University of California, Davis
M.P.H. - Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. - Earth Literacy, St. Mary of the Woods College, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana
B.A. - Biology, University of California, San Diego

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests are focused on host-parasite relationships and all of the research projects in my laboratory address these interactions, although in different systems and at different levels. Our research is interdisciplinary and involves microbiology, molecular biology and epidemiology.

Selected Publications

  1. Klenk, K. and Roberts, S. R. Use of a vesicular stomatis virus complementation system to analyze respiratory syncytial binding. Submitted. Virus Research.

  2. Farmer, K. R., Hill, G. E., and Roberts, S. R. 2002. Susceptibility of a naive population of house finches to Mycoplasma gallisepticumJ. Wildlife Dis. 38:261-265.

  3. Roberts, S. R., Nolan, P. M., Hill, G. E., 2001. Characterization of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in captive house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) in 1998. Avian Dis. 45:70-75.

  4. Roberts, S. R., Nolan, P. M., Lauerman, L. H., Li, L.-Q. and Hill, G. E. 2001. Characterization of the mycoplasmal conjunctivitis epidemic in a southeastern house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) population. J. Wildlife Dis. 37:82-88.

  5. Nolan, P. M., Duckworth, R. A., Hill, G. E. and Roberts, S. R. 2000. Maintenance of a captive flock of house finches free of infection by Mycoplasma gallisepticumAvian Dis. 44:948-952.


Undergraduate Graduate
Virology - BIOL 5320
Immunology - BIOL 5500
Virology - BIOL 6230
Immunology - BIOL 6500

Last updated: 10/05/2021