Nathan C. Nieto, PhD
I'm interested in all sorts of questions related to the ecological maintenance and evolution of infectious diseases. This includes research in the lab (microbial culture and genetics) as well as the field (more traditional wildlife biology).
Carter "Reed" Hranac, MS candidate
My research centers on the ecology of zoonotic diseases emerging from rodents. This includes diseases vectored by ectoparasites and is expanding to include work with Hantavirus.
Kylie Sage, MS Candidate
Adam Pilkington, MS Candidate
Former Lab members
Stephanie Cinkovich, MS
I am interested in the sharing of tick-borne pathogens between wildlife and ticks in Arizona. This will include obtaining samples from bats, rodents, and ticks that inhabit canopies, caves and human built structures to evaluate the potential interactions between species that contribute to Borrelia spp. diversity in Northern Arizona. Stephanie is now working on a PhD at the University of Florida.
Josh Calvano, Undergraduate Researcher
Currently living in Phoenix and interested in Medical school