top of page
Frog lab AAAS (1).JPG

Anthony Waddle


BSc (Cum Laude), MSc


PhD Candidate (One Health Research Group)

Contact details


Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

University of Melbourne

250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria, 3030

Email: awaddle"at"


Research Overview

Anthony Waddle is a postgraduate research student in the One Health Research Group (OHRG) within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Before beginning his PhD, Anthony worked on understanding the impacts of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis – Bd) in imperiled amphibians in the Mojave Desert, USA. His past work focused on the demography of Bd in the Mojave, assessing how Bd was shaping amphibian population adaptation, and trialing conservation interventions (e.g. immunizations).

After earning his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Anthony joined the OHRG where he is developing synthetic biology techniques (e.g. CRISPR) to elucidate immunological mechanisms that contribute to amphibian host resistance to Bd. In addition to his research endeavors, Anthony is fervent advocate for community outreach, speaking at schools, community centers, and as a volunteer lecturer for continuing education programs; he hopes to expand these efforts in his new community in Australia. 




  • Anthony W. Waddle, Josh E. Levy, Rebeca Rivera, Nash, Frank van Breukelen, Jef R. Jaeger “Population-Level Resistance to Chytridiomycosis is Life-Stage Dependent in an Imperiled Anuran” EcoHealth, 16(4), pp.701-711.

  • Kun Hyoe Rhoo, Eva-Stina Edholm, María J. Forzán, Adil Khan, Anthony W. Waddle, Martin S. Pavelka Jr. and Jacques Robert “Distinct host-mycobacterial pathogen
    interactions between adult and tadpole of Xenopus laevis” The Journal of Immunology (2019) 203(8) ji1900459; DOI:

  • Allison Q Byrne, Vance T Vredenburg, An Martel, Frank Pasmans, Rayna C. Bell, David C. Blackburn, Cheryl J. Briggs, Rafe Brown, Molly C Bletz, Jamie Bosch, Raul Figueroa Valenzuela, Sonia L Ghose, Andrea J Jani, Jef R Jaeger, Miloslav Jirku, Roland A. Knapp, Daniel M Portik, Corinne L Richards-Zawacki, Heidi Rockney, Tariq Stark, Hasan Sulaeman, Nguyen Thien Thao, Jamie Voyles, Anthony W Waddle, Zhi-Yong Yuan, Erica Bree Rosenblum “Cryptic diversity of a widespread global pathogen reveals expanded threats to amphibian conservation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (2019):201908289


  • Anthony W. Waddle, Marlai Sai, Josh E. Levy, Ghazal Rezaei, Frank van Breukelen, Jef R. Jaeger “Systematic approach to isolating Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.” Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. (2018) 127(3), pp.243-247.


  • Jaeger, Jef R., Anthony W. Waddle, Rebeca Rivera, D. Tyler Harrison, Silas Ellison, Matthew J. Forrest, Vance T. Vredenburg, and Frank van Breukelen. "Batrachochytrium
    and the decline and survival of the relict leopard frog." EcoHealth (2017) 14(2), pp.285-295.

Lab AAAS.jpg
Field 2 AAAS (1).JPG
bottom of page