Rachel is a wildlife veterinarian who focuses on zoonotic diseases and the interactions of wildlife, domestic animals, and people. Her primary research interest includes developing oral wildlife vaccines.
Noha focuses on the care and treatment of injured native wildlife at the Cornell University Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital and at various zoological collections around the state. She conducts research and teaches zoological medicine to veterinary students and residents.
Shirley’s focus is on wildlife health and conservation in large, transboundary landscapes. She works with a diverse range of partners in southern Africa to develop and apply solutions to land-use conflict at the interface of wildlife, livestock, and rural livelihoods.
Karyn works on improving our understanding of the human, animal and environmental relationship, the socioeconomic drivers of human-wildlife conflict and wildlife poisoning, and the impact of environmental contaminants in animals and the food chain.
Wildlife Veterinarian & Biologist
As both a wildlife veterinarian and biologist, Jenny has a broad interest in free-ranging wildlife health and disease, with a particular focus on pathology, infectious disease, and the interface of human and wildlife health.
Elizabeth enjoys working with all species and is particularly interested in the comparative aspects of disease pathogenesis and diagnosis. Her major research and diagnostic interests involve diseases of avian and non-domestic animals, particularly those of free-ranging wildlife.
Elizabeth has been a wildlife and zoo veterinarian since 1999, and is focused on improving understanding of wildlife disease ecology through surveillance and research, with the goal of protecting and sustaining healthy native wildlife populations in New York State.
Sara's research interests focus on the identification and description of nutrition-related diseases in captive non-domestic animals, with the development of recommendations for monitoring, treatment, and prevention.
Wildlife Health Program Aide
Melissa works with the New York Wildlife Health Program at Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center. She has worked with endangered, threatened, and special concern species in New York, and is particularly interested in reptiles, as well as the intersection between domestic animal and wildlife health.
Aquatics Health Scientist
Rod has a broad background in fish health, with specific training and expertise in conducting experimental trials with a variety of fish species. His current research focuses on emerging pathogens of fish, including rhabdoviruses.