John A. Hnida, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology


Midwestern University
College of Graduate Studies
Department of Microbiology/Immunology
Agave Hall, Room #203E
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572-3258
e-mail: jhnida@midwestern.edu 

EDUCATION

B.S. Zoology Arizona State University 1974
M.S. Zoology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1985
Ph.D. Biology University of New Mexico 1998

RESEARCH SUMMARY

I work on the taxonomy of the coccidian parasites of vertebrates. The coccidia are a group of parasitic protozoa important to both veterinary and human medicine. Most of my work focuses on the coccidia of wild rodents and reptiles. 

Research Projects

Projects:

Survey of the coccidia of  round-tailed ground squirrels

Survey of the coccidia of Arizona cotton rats

Survey of the coccidia of Harris's antelope squirrel 

Selected Publications

Hnida, J. A. (2015) A new species of Isospora Schneider, 1881 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Morafka's desert tortoise Gopherus morafkai (Testudines: Testudinidae). Systematic Parasitology 92:219-222.  

Hnida, J. A. (2016) New Host and Distribution Records of Eimeria callospermophili. Comparative Parasitology 83:122-123.

Hnida, J. A., and A. Flocken (2016) Eimeria vilasi (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the round-tailed ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus). Southwestern Naturalist 61:331-333.

McAllister, C.T., and J. A. Hnida (2016) Eimeria chelydrae Ernst, Stewart, Sampson, and Fincher, 1969 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia: Testudines: Chelydridae): First Report from Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 96:73-75.

Hnida, J.A. (2018) Eimeria maricopensis n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae)from the Arizona cotton rat Sigmodon arizonae Mearns(Rodentia: Cricetidae) in central Arizona, USA. Systematic Parasitology 95:301-307.