Vett Lloyd

Flemington 205


Dr. Vett Lloyd research interests are in genetics and epigenetics with a focus on epigenetics of cancer, ticks, wolbachia and Lyme disease and Drosophila models of human disease.


Lloyd, V. K., M. Cox, J. Bailey, C. Roy (2021) Lyme disease websites prioritize science; public health websites prioritize consistent messaging = Comment on 'Lyme disease prevention: A content analysis of Canadian patient group and government websites'.

Rogerson, A., V. K. Lloyd (2020) Lyme disease patient outcomes and experiences; A retroactive cohort study.

Zinck, C. B., J. M. Priest, D. Shutler, M. Boudreau, V. K. Lloyd (2020) Detection of tick-borne pathogens and D. immitis in Eastern coyotes (Canis latrans) in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Foley-Eby, A. H., C. Savidge, V. K. Lloyd (2020) Ixodes scapularis ticks and Borrelia burgdorferi on Prince Edward Island: passive tick surveillance and canine seroprevalence.

St. Pierre, S. E., O. N. Gould, V. K. Lloyd (2020) Knowledge and knowledge needs about Lyme disease among occupational and recreational users of the outdoors

Lewis, J., V. K. Lloyd (2019) Identification of Borrelia bissettii in Ixodes scapularis ticks from New Brunswick, Canada.

Lieske, D. J., V. K. Lloyd (2018) Combining public participatory surveillance and occupancy modelling to predict the distributional response of Ixodes scapularis to climate change.

Wills, M. K. B., A. M. Kirby, V. K. Lloyd (2018) Detecting the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in ticks using nested PCR.

Bjurman, N. K., G. Bradet, V. K. Lloyd (2018) Lyme disease risk in dogs in New Brunswick.

Lewis, J., C. R. Boudreau, J. W. Patterson, J. Bradet-Legris, V. K. Lloyd (2018) Citizen science and community engagement in tick surveillance - a Canadian case study

Gaudet, E. M., O. N. Gould, V. K. Lloyd (2018) Parenting when children have Lyme disease: fear, frustration, advocacy.

Lloyd, V. K., R. G. Hawkins (2018) Under-detection of Lyme disease in Canada.

Patterson, J. W., A. M. Duncan, K. C. McIntyre, V. K. Lloyd (2017) Evidence for genetic hybridization between Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes cookel.

Boudreau, C. R., V. K. Lloyd, O. N. Gould (2017) Motivations and experiences of Canadians seeking treatment for Lyme disease outside of the conventional Canadian health-care system.

Sperling, J. L., K. L. Silva-Brandão, M. M. Brandão, V. K. Lloyd, S. Dang, C. S. Davis, F. A. H. Sperling, K. E. Magor (2017) Comparison of bacterial 16S rRNA variable regions for microbiome surveys of tick.

Brown AN, Lloyd VK. (2015) Evidence for horizontal transfer of Wolbachia by a Drosophila mite. Exp Appl Acarol.

McEachern, LA, NJ Nartlett, VK Lloyd (2014) Endogenously imprinted genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Genet. Genomics. 289(4):653-673

Lefort, N. A. Brown, V. Lloyd, R. Ouellette, M. Touaibia, AS Culf, M. Cuperlovic-Culf (2013) 1H NMR metabolomics analysis of the effect of Dichloroacetate and allopurinol on breast cancers. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analsis. DOI 10.1016/j.jpba.2013.o8.017.

Steward, E., AE Patterson, T. ONeill, H. Li A. Flewelling, CM Vogels, A. Decken, VK Lloyd, CA Gray, SA Westcott. (2013) Synthesis, characterization and bioactivities of Platinum (II) complexes bearing pyridinecarboxaldimines containing aliphatic groups. Can. J. Chem. 91(2): 1131-136.

McEachern LA, Lloyd VK. (2012) The maize b1 paramutation control region causes epigenetic silencing in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Genet Genomics. 287(7):591-606.

N. F. Robichaud, J. Sassine, M. J. Beaton, V.K. Lloyd. (2012) The epigenetic repertoire of Daphnia magna includes modified histones. Genetics Research International 174860.

G. D. Gibson, C. Hart, R. Pierce, and V. Lloyd (2012) Ontogenetic Survey of Histone Modifications in an Annelid. Genetics Research International ; 392903. Epub 2012 Feb 19.

K. D. M. Harris, N. J. Bartlett, and V. K. Lloyd. Daphnia as an Emerging Epigenetic Model Organism (2011) Genetics Research International 2012, Article ID 147892, 8 doi:10.1155/2012/147892

Lori A. McEachern and Vett K. Lloyd (2011) The epigenetics of genomic imprinting In: B. Hallgrímsson and B.K. Hall eds., Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution.  San Francisco: University of California Press.


B.Sc University of British Columbia

Diplome (M.Sc.-equiv.) University of Geneva

Ph.D. University of British Columbia 


Fall 2022

BIOL 3631- Developmental Biology

BIOL 4951- Zoonotic Diseases

Winter 2023

BIOL 3991- Histology