Assistant Research Professor & Clinical Veterinarian
I am an Assistant Research Professor and Clinical Veterinarian at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Additionally, I am the Clinical Veterinarian for the Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Stranding, Health & Rehabilitation program, provide veterinary services for the Comparative Medicine program within the FAU Division of Research, and am a member of the FAU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
I received a BA (Biology) from the College of Charleston in 2003, a BS (Biology) from the University of Georgia in 2007. I earned my DVM at the University of Georgia in 2011 with an emphasis in Public Health, and in 2015 I received my PhD in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.
My major research interests include the epidemiology, pathogenesis, eco-immunology, and ecology of diseases in marine mammals and turtles. Throughout the course of my career I has developed expertise in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation, molecular diagnostics, disease ecology, and veterinary pathology, and have covered topics such as conservation biology, environmental and public health, microbiology, immunology, toxicology, and genomics.