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Emily M Hall


Emily HallUpdate: I completed my PhD at WSU and joined the Rollins-Smith Lab at Vanderbilt University!

Generally, I am interested in how environmental change influences wildlife disease dynamics. Despite evidence that wildlife disease emergence may be related to environmental change, few studies have rigorously analyzed causes underlying these patterns. My dissertation research in the Crespi and Brunner Labs at WSU’s School of Biological Sciences, supported in part by an EPA STAR fellowship, focused on the environmental changes caused by roads in the Northeastern US, where de-icing salts significantly alter freshwater habitat conditions. Using a mechanistic approach, I examined how this recent environmental change influences disease susceptibility in the wood frog-ranavirus system.

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