Research

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I am broadly interested in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology with a focus on infectious diseases.  
I have worked on both applied and basic research questions integrating field and lab techniques in a variety of different systems including West Nile virus in birds and white-nose syndrome in bats. I’ve also worked on important conservation issues of threatened species including old world fruit and insectivorous bats, San Joaquin kit foxes, and threatened new world bat species. Currently, I’m conducting research on the distribution and spread of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (the causative agent of white-nose syndrome), and the influence of bat social behavior on transmission.

 

Curriculum vitae

2015 Switzer Fellow

2014 NSF EAPSI Fellow