The Ezenwa Lab at the University of Georgia

People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

VANESSA EZENWA

Vanessa
vezenwa@uga.edu
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

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

MAURICIO SEGUEL


maurseguel@gmail.com
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Odum School of Ecology
DVM, Universidad Austral de Chile
Ph.D. University of Georgia
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Research interests: Wildlife pathology, disease ecology, ecoimmunology.

ELIZABETH WARBURTON


ewarburton@uga.edu
CEID Postdoctoral Scholar, Odum School of Ecology
Postdoctoral Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Ph.D. Western Michigan University
Research interests: Parasite community dynamics across multiple scales,
Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite systems


GRADUATE STUDENTS

SARA HEISEL

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.

ROBERT RICHARDS

Robbie Richards
robert.richards@uga.edu
B.A. University of Virginia
Research interests: community ecology of infectious disease,
heterogeneities in disease transmission, species distribution modeling.

KATE SABEY


kate.sabey@uga.edu
B.S. Juniata College
Research Interests: animal behavior, disease ecology, host-microbiota interactions,
co-infection dynamics, wildlife health.

CECELIA WORKING


cworking@uga.edu
B.S. Mills College
Research interests: disease ecology,
community ecology in domestic and wildlife populations

MEGHAN BRADY


meghan.brady@uga.edu
B.S. Gettysburg College
Research interest: disease ecology, evolutionary genetics

ASHLEY LAVERE


aalavere@uga.edu
B.S. University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Research Interests: disease ecology, wildlife health and management,
conservation ecology

ALLISON WILLIAMS

Allison Willams
allison.williams115@gmail.com
A.B. Princeton University
Research interests: disease ecology, animal behavior, eco-immunology,
host-microbe interactions in health and disease.

LAB MANAGER

KEVIN PARK


Kevin.Park1@uga.edu
B.S. UC Santa Barbara
Research interests: disease ecology,
parasite network modeling


INTERN

HOWARD ONYUTH
honyuth@covab.mak.ac.ug
B.S. Makerere University
M.S Makerere University
Research interests: Mathematical and ecological niche modelling of infectious diseases,
dynamics of antimicrobial resistance across scales