Infectious Disease Ecology

infectious disease ecology iconThe study of the interactions among pathogens or parasites and their human, animal or plant hosts in the context of their environment and evolution.

Associated Faculty

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

Martha Odum Distinguished Professor of Ecology
Director of Public Service and Outreach
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 190
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Associate Dean for Research and Operations
Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Lothar Tresp Honors Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
UGA Athletic Association Professor

Ecology building, Rm. 194B
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist
Graduate Program Faculty

Biological Sciences Bldg., Room 714
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Drake
John Drake

Regents' Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Director, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 133
Office: 706) 818-4452
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Adjunct Faculty
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Graduate Program Faculty

Richard Hall
Richard Hall

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 137

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 34
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Benjamin Parrott
Benjamin Parrott

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Office: (803) 725-6328
Fax: (803) 725-7471

Pejman Rohani
Pejman Rohani

Regents' Professor
UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology and Infectious Diseases
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Deputy Director of Center for Influenza Disease & Emergence Research

Ecology building, Rm. 36
Office: (706) 542-8838
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Paul Schmidt
John Paul Schmidt

Lecturer
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 155C
Office: 706-372-1719

John Wares
John Wares

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C326B
Office: (706) 542-7720

Alexander Strauss
Alexander Strauss

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology Bldg., Room 194D

Courtney Murdock
Courtney Murdock

Adjunct Faculty
Associate Professor, Cornell University Dept. of Entomology
Graduate Program Faculty

Tamika Lunn
Tamika Lunn

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 139

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