I am a Research Support Specialist I for the Wildlife Health Program at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center. I coordinate specimen submissions from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and manage the data associated with them, as well as assist with laboratory work, research projects, and on the necropsy floor. I received a BS in Conservation Biology from the College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry in 2014. I have since worked with New York endangered/threatened/special concern species, with an emphasis on bog turtles, timber rattlesnakes, and bats. Having worked previously in the veterinary field in varying capacities, I am particularly interested in the intersect between domestic animal health and wildlife health.
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Digging into the frequency and impact of rodenticides on fishers...
Looking into the emerging infections of adenovirus in North American porcupines
Investigating impacts on fisher health in New York State.
Conducting surveillance for EHD virus in New York and surrounding states, with the goal of characterizing the prevalence of the virus, the degree of developing immunity among white-tailed deer, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of serotype distribution.
Measuring chemical contaminant loads in waterfowl to assess the health of waterfowl and the potential impact on hunters who consume them.
Exploring the potential of environmental RNA (eRNA) for ranavirus surveillance...