The University of Arizona

Sharon Dial

Sharon Dial
Associate Research Scientist
Diplomate ACVP (Clinical and Anatomical)
School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone (520) 621-2356, ext 15
Fax ((520) 626-8696
Research Interests
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), diagnostic pathology, immunohistochemistry.  Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Courses Taught
VSC 422 Applied Histology
VSC 423 Mechanisms of Disease (select lectures)
Selected Publications
Shubitz LF, Dial SM, Galgiani JN. T-Lymphocyte Predominance in Lesions of Canine Coccidioidomycosis.  Vet Pathol. 2010 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Kidney BA, Dial SM, Christopher MM. Guidelines for resident training in veterinary clinical pathology. III: cytopathology and surgical pathology. Vet Clin Pathol

. 2009 Sep;38(3):281-7. Epub 2009 Jul 9.
Songer JG, Trinh HT, Dial SM, Brazier JS, Glock RD. Equine colitis X associated with infection by Clostridium difficile NAP1/027. J Vet Diagn Invest

. 2009 May;21(3):377-80.
Shubitz LF, Dial SM, Perrill R, Casement R, Galgiani JN. Vaccine-induced cellular immune responses differ from innate responses in susceptible and resistant strains of mice infected with Coccidioides posadasii. Infect Immun. 2008 Dec;76(12):5553-64. Epub 2008 Oct 13.
Graupmann-Kuzma A, Valentine BA, Shubitz LF, Dial SM, Watrous B, Tornquist SJ. Coccidioidomycosis in dogs and cats: a review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

. 2008 Sep-Oct;44(5):226-35. Review.
Shubitz LF, Dial SM. Coccidioidomycosis: a diagnostic challenge. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2005 Nov;20(4):220-6.
Hahn T, Alvarez I, Kobie JJ, Ramanathapuram L, Dial S, Fulton A, Besselsen, D, Walker E, Akporiaye ET. Short-term dietary administration of celecoxib enhances the efficacy of tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccines in treating murine breast cancer. International Journal of Cancer. Accepted. Manuscript # IJC-05-0690.R1.
Walkley SU. Thrall MA. Haskins ME, Mitchell TW, Wenger DA, Brown DE, Dial S, Seim H. Abnormal Neuronal Metabolism and Storage in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (Maroteaux-Lamy) Disease. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 2005. 31: 536?544.
Li L, Dial SM, Schmelz M, Rennels MA, Ampel NM. Cellular Immune Suppressor Activity Resides in Lymphocyte Cell Clusters Adjacent to Granulomata in Human Coccidioidomycosis. Infect Immun. 2005 Jul;73(7):3923-8. PMID: 15972478.
Butkiewicz C, Shubitz L, Dial S. Risk factors associated with exposure to Coccidioides spp in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Jun 1;226(11):1851-4. PMID: 15938057.
Shubitz L, Butkiewicz C, Dial S, Lindan L. Epidemiology of Coccidioidomycosis in the Dog: A study in Pima and Maricopa counties in Arizona J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Jun 1;226(11):1846-50. PMID: 15938056.