- VMD, University of Pennsylvania
- MS, Texas A&M University
- PhD, University of Illinois
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
The major focus of Dr. Carson’s research is water quality. Emphasis is on advancing technology for identification of human and nonhuman sources of fecal pollution in waterways. His laboratory is also engaged in bacterial source tracking services based on DNA fingerprinting methods.
Nevils MA, Figueroa JM, Turk JR, Canto GJ, Le V, Ellersieck MR, Carson CA: Cloned lines of Babesia bovis differ in their ability to induce cerebral babesiosis in cattle. Parasitol Res 86:437-443, 2000.
Carson, C.A., Shear, B.L., Ellersieck, M.R., Asfaw, A.: Identification of Fecal Escherichia coli from Humans and Animals by Ribotyping. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67 (2001): 1503-1507.
Carson, C.A., Shear, B.L., Ellersieck, M.R. and Schnell, J.D.: Comparison of Ribotyping and Repetitive Extragenic Palindromic-PCR for Identification of Fecal Escherichia coli from Humans and Animals. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69 (2003): 1836-1839.