Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Our laboratory embraces the disciplines of aquatic animal epidemiology, conservation biology, ecology, microbial genetics, and veterinary medicine to study the basic biology of freshwater invertebrates. In particular, we are exploring the abiotic and biotic factors contributing to the decline of unionids (freshwater mussels), and refining methods for their captive propagation with the goal of augmenting remaining native populations.