I’m interested in host-pathogen interactions, disease dynamics, environmental determinants of diseases, and eco-immunology. At present, I’m studying diseases in the Caribbean sea fan, Gorgonia ventalina, in Puerto Rico. My 2013 and 2014 field seasons focused on environmental drivers of emerging diseases, including the effects of individual and combined stressors on disease prevalence and immune function.
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My research focuses on the impact of biodiversity, community, and climate on marine infectious disease. I am interested in how host-pathogen interactions are affected by environmental changes, and how these interactions lead to disease emergence. Currently, I study two infectious diseases affecting temperate coastal habitats of the Pacific Northwest: the eelgrass pathogen Labyrinthula zosterae and sea star wasting disease.