Assistant Professor of Biology
PhD – Indiana University, 2013
BA – Colby College, 2006
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 2022
B.A. Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2015
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Ph.D. Class of 2017
B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
I am a PhD candidate in Emory’s Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution program where I am co-advised by Drs. Nicole Gerardo and Dave Civitello. I am broadly interested in leveraging insects’ symbiotic microbes to control populations of insect pests and vectors in agricultural systems. My dissertation research explores the effects of symbioses on vector biology and its consequences for pathogen transmission at both the individual and population scale.
B.S. in Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University
D.V.M., Cornell University
After obtaining my veterinary degree, I spent some time in equine private practice in Northern California. However, I found myself continually dissatisfied with the unanswered questions I encountered in clinical medicine, and I decided to pursue a career in research. Generally, I am interested in host-parasite interactions across scales and eco-immunology. I am currently a third year PhD student in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution studying the impact of host traits and community composition on schistosome transmission. Outside of lab I enjoy running and hiking, especially with my two dogs, Kevin and Ben.
Ph.D. Class of 2018
B.S. in Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
I am a PhD student interested in disease ecology research that can inform evidence-based wildlife conservation policies. I am currently working on a project to assess if inducing acquired resistance to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a feasible and efficacious intervention for managing chytrid fungus outbreaks.
|Lynda (LM) Bradley
B.S. Biophysics and biochemistry, Oregon State University
I am interested in how to predictively model system-wide consequences of sudden ecological perturbations- my dissertation is on how freshwater host-parasite dynamics change following a resource pulse (using the snail-schistosome system). I like the challenge of merging theory and empirical data together to improve model forecasts. Outside the lab, I like to sew/needlework, run, and hang out with my crew.
B.S. Integrative Biology-University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
I am a PhD student interested in coupled human–environment systems. My interest is motivated by the need to improve food security, particularly in west African communities. My current research investigates the usage of aquatic plants as a biofertilizer for crops. I worked in the Cáceres Lab investigating the effects of zooplankton and habitat types on the abundance of mosquitoes, and also worked in the Cortés-Ortiz Lab exploring the evolutionary histories of howler monkeys and their parasitic pinworms. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports and traveling the world.
PhD Class of 2021
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Associate Scientist, 2021 – 2023
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Laboratory Manager, 2017 – 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2018 – 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2019 – 2021
PhD awardee, 2021