I am interested in the ecology, behavior, and conservation of vertebrates. My research focuses on parasite-induced alterations in host behavior, disease transmission, and host physiological/immunological responses to parasites. I use a combination of molecular, physiological, and ecological laboratory experiments along with field research to examine host-parasite interactions in individuals and within/between populations.
September 2016: In addition to my senior comp students, I'll have Leah, Natali, Sarah, and Anna (my first 1st year student!) to the lab this year. We had our first meeting and our CORT x metabolism project has officially started!