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Lisa Belden

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Zoology, Oregon State University, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Research, Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2001 - 2003

The Belden Laboratory Website

Major Field of Interest

Organismal Biology / Ecology

Current Research

Research in the Belden lab is focused on community ecology in relation to disease dynamics   Current lab projects include work examining the role of species diversity in trematode parasite dynamics in wildlife populations, and the role of symbiotic skin microbes in preventing amphibian infection by the chytrid fungus that has caused many amphibian population declines around the world.


  • (540) 231-2505
  • (540) 231-5854 (Lab)
  • 4088 Derring Hall (MC 0406)
    1405 Perry Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061