People

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

VANESSA EZENWA

vezenwa@uga.edu

Associate Professor, Odum School of Ecology & Dept. of Infectious Diseases

B.A. Rice University

Ph.D. Princeton University

 

Research interests: disease ecology, behavioral ecology, ecological immunology

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

JENNIFER CYR

jennifer.cyr25@uga.edu

B.S. Providence College

 

Research interests: ecoimmunology, immunology, infectious diseases, wildlife diseases, zoonoses, wildlife rehabilitation

 

Personal Research Website

 

ROBERT RICHARDS

robert.richards@uga.edu

B.A. University of Virginia

 

Research interests: community ecology of infectious disease, heterogeneities in disease transmission, species distribution modeling.

INTERNS

ALLISON WILLIAMS allison.williams115@gmail.com

A.B. Princeton University

 

Research interests: disease ecology, animal behavior, eco-immunology, host-microbe interactions in health and disease.

RESEARCH TECHNICIANS

DELLA CONNELLY

dellafc@uga.edu

B.A. The College of Wooster

 

 

LAB ALUMNI

 

LÉA BRIARD

leabriard@uga.edu

B.S. University of Strasbourg, France

M.S University of Strasbourg, France

Ph.D. University of Strasbourg, France & Free University of Brussels, Belgium

 

Research interests: host behavior - parasite relationship (incl. antiparasite and social behaviors), disease ecology, social network analysis, and animal personality.

SARA HEISEL

saraelizabethheisel@gmail.com

B.S. University of Missouri-Columbia

M.S. Washington University in St. Louis

 

Research interests: human-wildlife conflict/interaction, behavioral plasticity, non-invasive wildlife monitoring, conservation.

 

 

DAVID VASQUEZ JR.

dvasquez@uga.edu

B.S. Virginia Tech

 

Research Interests: Disease Ecology, Social Network Theory, Animal Behavior, Co-infection Dynamics, Ecoimmunology, and Ecophysiology.

 

Personal Research Website

 

 

BELÉN MOLINA

ugaprep.molina@gmail.com

B.S. University of Arizona

UGA PREP scholar for 2016-2017

 

Research interests: parasitic relationships and their affect on the host, environmental health sciences

JOHN EWOI

 

Diploma, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute