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Hawley Lab Members

    adelman

James Adelman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Research interests: ecological immunology and disease ecology; ecology and evolution of the acute phase response

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    nunez

Cassandra Nuñez, Ph.D.

Visiting Postdoctoral Associate

Research interests: application of behavioral ecology and physiology of wild ungulates to their conservation and management

Personal website

    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

    kirkpatrick

Laila Kirkpatrick

Lab Manager

Research interests: disease ecology, conservation, molecular biology

    Johanel

Johanel Caceres

VT-PREP Scholar (post-baccalaureate)

Research interests: animal behavior and neuroscience

    vasquez

David Vasquez

VT Undergraduate

Interests:  zoonotic diseases, veterinary medicine, and wildlife diseases

    jackson

Dorian Jackson

VT Undergraduate

Interests:  virology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology

    Cate

Cate Beach

VT Undergraduate

Interests: veterinary medicine, disease ecology, and epidemiology 

    Connor

Connor Adams

VT Undergraduate

Interests: medicine, virology, and immunology

    Courtney

Courtney Youngbar

VT Undergraduate

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

    Patrick

Patrick Califano

VT Undergraduate

Interests: biomedical research, infectious disease, and virology

Junior Lab Members
    Emery

Emery Spotila

(daughter of Dana Hawley)

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

    Alyssa

Alyssa Kirkpatrick

(daughter of Laila Kirkpatrick)

Research interests: interspecific interactions (canine-human), evolution of play behavior

 

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