My research interests include microbial ecology and environmental microbiology and its interface with both public and ecosystem health. I have worked on issues ranging from water and sanitation to climate change to coral disease ecology. Currently, my lab is focused on understanding population dynamics of Vibrio in the context of its response to episodic events in tropical waters. We are also working on unraveling mechanisms of coral disease, especially among the threatened coral Acropora palmata in the Caribbean. Closer to home in Athens, we are also working on water quality impacts in rural and urban streams and investigating the role of landscape in the persistence and transmission of enteric pathogens.
PhD student, Environmental Health Science Research: Microbial ecology, Vibrio-algal interactions, Wastewater based epidemiology
Abby Darling. BS. Biological Science. UGA Jacob Davis. BS. Environmental Health Science. UGA Martinique Edwards. BS. Ecology. UGA (2016 and 2017 CURO fellow) Lily Francis, BS.MPH, Environmental Health Science, UGA Jacob Goodman, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA Kyler Herrington. B.S. Microbiology. UGA Kylie Isaack. BS, Ecology, UGA (2016 CURO fellow) Harris Jamal, BS Environmental Health Science (2017 CURO Fellow) Andre Jove, BS, Environmental Health Science Kelsey Montgomery, BS, Ecology (REU) Roland Seim, BS, Microbiology, UGA (CURO Fellow 2017 and 2018) Amy Wong, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA