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Hawley Lab Members

    thomason

Courtney Thomason, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Research interests: disease ecology and ecoimmunology; physiological ecology; co-infection dynamics

    vinkler

Michal Vinkler, Ph.D.

Visiting Fulbright Fellow

Research interests: ecological and evolutionary immunology and immunogenetics; behavioural ecology; evolutionary biology; avian immunology; domestic fowl breeds; mating systems

 

    sahnzi

Sahnzi Moyers

Ph.D. Candidate

Research interests: social behavior and disease transmission

    leon

Ariel Leon

Ph.D. Student

Research interests: immunology and host-pathogen interactions in house finches

    aberle

Matt Aberle

Ph.D. Student

Research interests: social behavior and disease ecology

    kirkpatrick

Laila Kirkpatrick

Lab Manager

Research interests: disease ecology, conservation, molecular biology

    Courtney

Courtney Youngbar

VT Undergraduate

Interests: wildlife disease ecology, the effects of behavior on disease transmission

    Cate

Cate Beach

VT Undergraduate

Interests: veterinary medicine, disease ecology and epidemiology

    schuler

Eddie Schuler

VT Undergraduate

Interests: pathogenic bacteriology, immunology, and molecular biology

    bale

Natalie Bale

VT Undergraduate

Interests: veterinary medicine, immunology, and wildlife diseases

    robertson

Camron Robertson

VT Undergraduate

Interests: wildlife ecology, behavior, and conservation

    taylor

Sarah Taylor

VT Undergraduate

Interests: social behavior, zoonotic diseases, wildlife rehabilitation, and human-animal conflicts

Junior Lab Members
    emery

Emery Spotila

(daughter of Dana Hawley)

Research interests: disease dynamics at daycares, parent-offspring conflict

    james

James Spotila

(son of Dana Hawley)

Research Interests: optimal foraging, growth rate evolution

    alyssa

 

Alyssa Kirkpatrick

(daughter of Laila Kirkpatrick)

Research interests: evolution of play behavior, plant-pollinator interactions

 

Lab Mascots
    ella

Ella Hawley, M.S., Ph.D.

Lab Mascot

Research interests:  avian vigilance and escape behavior, optimal foraging, dominance hierarchies

    ivry

Iv'ry Hawley

Lab Mascot

Research interests:  the evolutionary benefits of sleep