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I have been working on various aspects of Ranavirus biology since 2004. My focus has always been on amphibian ranaviruses, but I am interested in a broad range of affected taxa. I am also very interested in infectious diseases of herpetofauna and amphibian natural history.

While my career has brought me to a place where my primary duty is the instruction of undergraduates, I do try to maintain my research through various collaborations.

I regularly mentor undergraduate research students on my own or in conjunction with other colleagues.




Ranavirus Community Dynamics

A long standing interest for me is how Ranavirus infections move and persist in amphibian communities.

2006 - 2010

Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Ranavirus Phylogenetics

Our next project in this area is currently being explored!

Mathematical Ecology of Ranaviruses

Another long standing research interest for me is the examination of Ranavirus ecology and epidemiology using mathematical models. This research is done in conjunction with several colleagues from various institutions.

General Amphibian Biology

I am very interested in most aspects of amphibian biology, especially natural history. 

2004 - 2006

Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

MSc. in Watershed Ecosystems


Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

BSc.H. in Biology with Distinction


2006 - 2010

Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences


B2 Scholars Program


American Society for Microbiology – Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Teaching Fellow

Aquatic Turtle Community Health

I am interested in the health of aquatic turtles, specifically looking for emerging infections and their effects at the community level. This work is done with several faculty collaborators. 

Amphibian Community Health

I am interested in the health of amphibians, specifically emerging infections, such as ranaviruses, chytrids, and protists.

Ophidiomycosis in Snake Communities

I am interested in the the prevalence and effects of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola infections and resultant disease in snake communities. This work is done with several collaborators at several institutions in the USA. 

2020 - 2022

M.Ed. - Higher Education Leadership (with Distinction)

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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