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Dr. Neil Chilton Professor

About Me

Academic Credentials:

      Doctor of Agricultural Sciences honoris causa 2017, University of Melbourne

      PhD  1991,  Flinders University of South Australia

      BSc Hons  1982,  Flinders University of South Australia

      BSc 1981, University of Adelaide


Undergraduate Teaching

     Currently teaching  BIOL 121.3 (Diversity of Life - Course Coordinator) and BIOL 436.3 (Animal Parasitology)

     Teaching Awards and Recognitions:

  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Saskatchewan Student Union (USSU), 2015-2016
  • Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching, College of Arts and Science, Division of Science, 2012-2013
  • College of Arts and Science Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Science, 2011-2012

     Other USSU Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations:

  • 2019-2020 for BIOL 121
  • 2019-2020 for BIOL 436
  • 2018-2019 for BIOL 121
  • 2018-2019 for BIOL 436
  • 2012-2013 for BIOL 121
  • 2011-2012 for BIOL 121 (ASAP)


Research interests:

     These include: (1) the ecology, evolution and population genetics of ixodid ticks (Dermacentor & Ixodes) and other ectoparasites (e.g., fleas), and their microbiomes (e.g., species diversity of pathogenic & endosymbiotic bacteria), and (2) the evolution and systematics of bursate nematodes (order Strongylida).

    Research Awards and Recognitions:

  • Distinguished Scientist Research Award, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2018
  • John Frederick Adrian Sprent Prize, Australian Society for Parasitology, 1993