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Linda M. Berent

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Associate Clinical Professor

  • B.S. Biology, University of Illinois
  • B.S. Veterinary Biosciences, University of Illinois
  • DVM, University of Illinois
  • PhD, University of Illinois
  • Diplomate ACVP (Clincal and Anatomic Pathology)


Research emphasis:
Infectious disease, bacterial genomics, hemoparasites

Hematology, Cytology, web-based instruction for professional and graduate students.

Selected Publications:

Berent LM, Messick JB. Physical Map and Genome Sequencing Survey of Mycoplasma haemofelis (Haemobartonella felis). Infection and Immunity. 2003. 71(6):3657-3662

Berent LM, Messick JB, Cooper SK, Cusick PK. Specific in situ hybridization of Haemobartonella felis with a DNA probe and tyramide signal amplification. Veterinary Pathology. 2000. 37(1): 47-53.

Berent LM, Messick JB, Cooper SK. Detection of Haemobartonella felis in cats with experimentally induced acute and chronic infections, using a polymerase chain reaction assay. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 1998. 59(10): 1215-1220.

Messick, J. B., P. G. Walker, W. Raphael, L. M. Berent, and X. Shi. . 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemodidelphidis' sp. nov., 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae' sp. nov. and Mycoplasma haemocanis comb. nov., haemotrophic parasites from a naturally infected opossum (Didelphis virginiana), alpaca (Lama pacos) and dog (Canis familiaris): phylogenetic and secondary structural relatedness of their 16S rRNA genes to other mycoplasmas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2002 52:693-698.

Messick JB, Berent LM. Use of the polymerase chain reaction to detect hemoparasites. In: Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, 4th volume. W.B. Saunders Company. 2001.

Messick JB, Smith G, Berent LM, Cooper SK. Genome size of Eperythrozoon suis and hybridization with the 16S rRNA gene. Canadian J Microbiology. 2000. 46:1082-1086.

Cooper SK, Berent LM, Messick JB. Competitive, Quantitative PCR Analysis of Haemobartonella felis in the Blood of Clinically Infected Cats. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 1999. 34(3): 235-243.


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