I am interested in the ecology, physiology, and behavior of vertebrates (particularly amphibians). My students and I ask questions related to the above topics using host-parasite interactions.
I typically use amphibians and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) as a research system. Bd is a pathogenic fungus that causes the disease Chytridiomycosis. This is an emerging infectious disease of amphibians and is one of the factors causing worldwide declines in amphibian populations over the past three decades.
Use the links above to navigate this site and view more details on my current and past research projects, publications, and photos. Enjoy!
October 2016: Our CORT x Bd paper coauthored by Julie Murone ('16, Bio) and Joe DeMarchi ('16, Bio) has been published. Check it out!