Interests: understanding the effects of anthropogenic stressors on gut microbiomes and how landscape changes affect pathogen transmission between animals
Previous Education: B.S. in Biology from the University of Redlands (Southern California), 2013; M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University, 2016
Advisors: Nicole Gottdenker and Michael Strand / Program: Ecology
Interests: incorporating pathogen interactions within epidemic models to study their effect on the population dynamics of co-circulation and long term persistence.
Advisor: Pejman Rohani / Program: Ecology
Interests: parasitology and community ecology, especially how parasite-host interactions affects the host's ecological relationships with other species.
Previous Education: B.S. Evolution and Ecology from UC Davis
Why IDEAS?: The rich combination of interdisciplinary researchers and resources drew me to IDEAS.
Advisors: Jeb Byers and Michael Yabsley / Program: Ecology
Interests: integrating ecological, epidemiological, and dynamical systems theory to improve our ability to probe signals of tipping points in real data
Previous Education: B.S. Mathematics and Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College
Why IDEAS?: I was drawn to the IDEAS program because of the emphasis on preparation for government and industry career paths.
Advisors: John Drake and Chris Whalen / Program: Ecology
Interests: observing the interactions between mosquito vectors and the environment, investigating the microbiome of mosquitoes, and determining implications for disease transmission
Previous Education: BS Emory University in Biology and Environmental Studies
Advisors: Courtney Murdock and Mike Strand / Program: Ecology
Interests: Understanding the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on mosquito traits that are important for disease transmission through empirical and experimental studies in order to improve mathematical models.
Previous Education: B.A. in Dance from Agnes Scott College
Why IDEAS?: There simply wasn't another program that aligned this well with my personal and career goals (professional development, science communication, interdisciplinary collaborations, and quantitative skills).
Advisors: John Drake and Courtney Murdock / Program: Ecology
Interests: incorporating aspects of ecoimmunology, animal behavior, ecophysiology, co-infection dynamics, and network theory in my dissertation research.
Previous Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in, 2015; Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at the University of Missouri; Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU participant, 2014
Why IDEAS?: When IDEAS launched, I discovered that there wasn’t another program in the country that could compete with it. With IDEAS, I am most excited to participate in an internship that will utilize the skills I have acquired on campus in a real world environment.
Advisors: Vanessa Ezenwa and Andrew Park / Program: Ecology
Interests: Studying patterns of disease emergence, zoonosis, and spillover
Previous Education: BS in Biochemistry from Calvin College, MI
Advisors: John Drake and Christopher Whalen / Program: Ecology
IDEAS: From Byte to Benchtop to Biosphere
(University of Georgia)