- Recruiting a postdoc in wildlife disease genomics, to join an interdisciplinary team studying the ecology and evolution of anthrax in southern Africa. Apply now!
- Mar 2020: Shannon O'Grady (AVS undergrad) was featured as part of the UMSS Student Symposium, as a recipient of a CUGR AY19-20 Fellowship!
- Feb 2020: Recruiting a PhD student as part of our new One Health NSF graduate training program to study infectious disease in moose. See here for further details on the position and how to apply. Coming join our lab!
- Oct. 2019: Our paper is published in Scientific Reports on the pathways of bacterial spillover between wild and domestic Caprinae. See UMaine article on the paper.
- Oct. 2019: Book chapter on M. ovipneumoniae in bighorn sheep has been published by Cambridge University Press in a new Wildlife Disease Ecology book.
- Sept. 2019: UMaine has received a $3M NSF-NRT grant to develop a new grad program in One Health. See press release here.
- Aug. 2019: Congrats to Steph Shea for passing her comps!
- May 2019: Congrats to our graduating students: Jimmy Elliott (MS, Forest Resources), Carly Dickson (BS Zoology), Julia Cleary (BS, Animal and Veterinary Science, AVS), Jake Bowker (BS, AVS), and Kristie Pinto (BS, AVS)!
- April 2019: Congratulations to Jimmy Elliott for successfully defending his MS thesis! Way to go!
- On March 16th, Pauline is participating in a Maine Science Festival panel on the Ecology of Disease! View the full schedule of events online.
- February 2019: Congrats to Olivia Choi for passing her PhD comps and advancing to candidacy!
- Dec. 2018: Congrats to Shannon O'Grady for receiving a J. Franklin Witter Undergraduate Award for her research project on avian hemosporidians in birds associated with a farm environment.
- Nov. 2018: Congrats to Jake Bowker - awarded $1,100 from Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) to study Lyme disease prevalence in moose and winter ticks.
- Nov. 2018: Congrats to Madison Bangs - awarded $1,100 from Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) to study the avian microbiome associated with the farm environment
- Nov. 2018: Shea and Kamath awarded $12,000 from MOHF to identify patterns of LPDV infection in wild turkeys in Maine and explore health impacts such as susceptibility to co-infection
- Nov. 2018: Check out two stories in the November edition of the UMaine Research - IMPACT newsletter, featuring grad student, Jimmy Elliott, and our work on tick-borne disease in moose!
- 11/3/2018: Pauline and Jimmy give talks for the One Health day event, "One Health Catalyst: Intersections and Connections" at the University of New England.
- August 2018: Kamath, with co-PIs Wendy Turner (U-Albany) and Henriette van Heerden (U of Pretoria, RSA), is awarded an NSF-EEID grant to study the evolutionary ecology of anthrax two endemic systems of southern Africa.
- May 2018: Congrats to Jaime Boulos (AVS capstone student), who has been granted admission to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. We wish her success in her future studies and career!
- Apr. 2018: Congrats to Stephanie Shea for receiving a Dean of Graduate School Undergraduate Mentor Award, at the UMaine Student Symposium!
- Apr. 2018: Stephanie Shea, Jaime Boulos, and Carly Dickson all presented posters at the UMaine Student Symposium on April 19th (Cross Insurance Center, Bangor). Shea and Boulos presented on LPDV in wild turkeys, and Dickson presented preliminary work on a study examining tick-borne pathogens in moose.
- Apr. 2018: Stephanie Shea and Olivia Choi both received grants from the UMaine Graduate Student Government!
- Feb. 2018: Pauline gives UMaine's Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology Departmental Seminar
- Dec. 2017: Congratulations to Jaime Boulos for receiving a J. Franklin Witter Undergraduate Award for her capstone project on Lymphoproliferative disease viral strain diversity in Wild Turkeys!