Townsville, QLD, Australia
James Cook University
I studied biology at Bowling Green State University (2004) and received my PhD in interdisciplinary biology from East Carolina University (2012). The topic of my PhD dissertation was the detection and distribution of chytridiomycosis in Peruvian amphibians. I have continued to study chytridiomycosis while doing post-doctoral research in South Korea and Australia. Some of the topics I have investigated include: improving methods for Bd detection, influence of MHC genotype on resistance to chytridiomycosis, population genetics of the MHC in wild Panamanian tungara frogs, evolution of the chytrid pathogen in Korea, and evidence of horizontal gene transfer in the chytrid pathogen.