- Undergraduate Education
- B.A. (Major in Biology) Eastern Washington University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. (Major in Biology) Eastern Washington University
- Ph.D., Zoology (Ecology/Parasitology) New Mexico State University
Garner, Kelsey L.*, Essa T. Mohammed, Charles K. Blend, Majid Bannai and Norman O. Dronen. (2019) Redescriptoin of Faustula gangetica (Srivastava, 1935) (Plagiorchiida: Faustulidae) in the Hilsa Shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton) (Clupeidae), from the Arabian Gulf off Irag, Comparative Parasitology, https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-86.2.89.
Blend, Charles K., Yasser F.M. Karar and Norman O. Dronen. (2019) Case 3775 – Megaperidae Manter, 1934 and Apocreadiinae Skrjabin, 1942 (Platyhelminthes, Dienea): proposed re-establishment of precedence of the older family-group name, The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 76(1):23-27, https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a008.
Sanchez, Sophia M., Liat Y. Goldstein and Norman O. Dronen. (2018) Diphyllobothrium stemmacephalum Cobbold, 1858 (Diphyllobothriidea) from common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu) from the Texas Gulf coast, USA, Zootaxa, https://doi.org.10.11646/zootaxa.4379.3.11.
Blend, Charles K.; Dronen, Norman O.; Rácz, Gábor R.; and Gardner, Scott Lyell, “Pseudopecoelus mccauleyi n. sp. and Podocotyle sp. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from the Deep Waters off Oregon and British Columbia with an Updated Key to the Species of Pseudopecoelus von Wicklen, 1946 and Checklist of Parasites from Lycodes cortezianus (Perciformes: Zoarcidae)” (2017). Scott Gardner Publications & Papers. 3. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/slg/3
NORMAN O. DRONEN, NOTHIALA R. AL-KASSAR, ATHEER H. ALI, MOHANAD F. ABDULHAMEED, BASIM H. ABDULLAH, SABEEH H. AL-MAYAH. 2017. Intraspecific variation in adult Uvitellina iraquensis Dronen, Ali & Al-Amura, 2013 (Cyclocoelidae: Haematotrephinae) from two collection sites of white-tailed lapwing, Vanellusleucurus (Lichtenstein) (Charadriiformes: Charadriidae), in Iraq. Zootaxa. Vol 4242, No 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4242.1.1
About the Lab
My Laboratory of Parasitology’s research has historically emphasized parasite ecology and systematics of all classes of vertebrate hosts as well as invertebrate groups. Areas of general interest have been host/parasite population dynamics, utilization of trophic structures by helminthic parasites, biodiversity, systematics, comparative morphology, experimental life cycle determinations and descriptions, epidemiology and genetics. We maintain an active national and international collaborative program including research projects in China, Ukraine, India, Iraq, Japan, Egypt, South America, France and USA. The lab has hosted a number of studies concerning the parasites of endangered, threatened and uncommon hosts (e.g. pelicans, sea turtles, dolphins, Indonesian freshwater turtles).