Ecosystem health

Researchers

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James E. Collins

Anatomic pathology as it relates to infectious diseases, agriculture, public health and biomedical research.

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Meggan Craft

The broad aim of my research program is to understand infectious disease dynamics within wild animal populations, within domestic animal populations, and at the interface between wild and domestic animals.

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Tim Johnson

I have two primary research areas: 1) understanding the mechanisms of plasmid dissemination associated with antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens; and 2) understanding the succession of the microbial communities in the animal gastrointestinal tract related to health and development. I work primarily with multidrug resistance-encoding plasmids of E. coli and Salmonella humans and production animals. The goal of this work is to understand the spread of these plasmids within and between human and animal bacterial populations. I also work closely with the poultry industries to study the bacterial populations inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of turkeys and chickens. The goal of this work is to understand the succession of bacterial communities over time, and how the modulation of these communities can be achieved using non-antibiotic alternatives.

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Katey Pelican

I have been transitioning from a primary focus on reproductive physiology in wildlife to more of a focus on emerging challenges at the intersection of livestock, humans, wildlife and the environment.

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Julia Ponder

Environmental agents of disease in raptors - pesticides (rodenticides) and heavy metals. Clinical treatment of raptors (starvation protocols, therapeutic agents). Wildlife Health Surveillance.

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Randy Singer

I seek to identify cost-effective and efficacious interventions for reducing foodborne pathogen contamination of meat and for minimizing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Dominic Travis

I am currently involved with ecosystem health studies, largely infectious diseases, that seek to understand the ecology of infectious diseases and the interconnectedness between animal and human hosts.

  

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