Josh McLoud


  • A.A., Tulsa Community College
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University
  • Ph.D., University of Tulsa

Professional Experience

  • Research Fellow, LASMP – Bridge to the Doctorate
  • Research Fellow, NSF-GRFP, University of Tulsa
  • Instructor and Teaching Assistant, University of Tulsa
  • Research Fellow, Bellweather – TU Graduate College


  • Certified as a Pollen and Fungal Spore Analyst by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)

Recognition and Awards

  • Science Scholars – Native American Path, SACNAS
  • Chapman Scholar – Distinguished PhD Students Research Assistantship, University of Tulsa
  • Dissertation Scholar – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Institutionally funded scholar

Courses Taught

  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology

Publications and Presentations

  • McLoud, J.D. and Doust, A. (2011) Does Triclosan effect legume bean pod, nodule, and biomass formation. SWARM Annual National Conference and OK–LSAMP Annual Research Symposium. The University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University. Tulsa, OK and Stillwater, OK.
  • McLoud, J.D. and Yang, M. (2012) Genetic dissection of a conserved pathway in meiosis: identification and characterization of ask1–1 suppressors. OK–LSAMP Annual Research Symposium and SACNAS Annual National Conference. Oklahoma State University and Washington State Convention Center. Stillwater, OK and Seattle, WA.
  • McLoud, J.D. and Yang, M. (2012) The conserved function of Skp1 in meiosis. Frontiers in Genetics 3:179. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2012.00179.
  • McLoud, J.D. and Levetin, E. (2015) Magnifying: the truth behind fungal spore counts. Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 135 (2):AB231.
  • McLoud, J.D. and Levetin, E. (2016) Aerobiology of yeasts: viable colonies and molecular identification from Burkard Samples. Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 137 (2):AB30.
  • McLoud, J.D., Medlin, B., and Levetin, E. (2016) What is that yeast in the air: airborne yeast diversity from a temperate climate. European Aerobiology Symposium. Lyon University. Lyon, France.
  • McLoud, J.D. and Levetin, E. (2017) Diversity of viable airborne fungi in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 139 (2):AB27.
  • Levetin, E. and McLoud, J.D. (2017) Airborne basidiospores: are we ignoring an important source of aeroallergens? Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 139 (2):AB26.
  • Schwartz, I.S.*; McLoud, J.D.*; Berman, D.; Botha, A.; Lerm, B.; Colebunders, R.; Levetin, E.; Kenyon, C. (2018) Molecular detection of airborne Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen, in Cape Town, South Africa. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. *equal contribution