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Martin Gilbert

Wildlife Veterinarian & Epidemiologist

Martin focuses on understanding how disease affects populations of tigers and other threatened carnivores, and uses his findings to identify practical measures to mitigate conservation impacts on species in the wild.
Brenda Hanley

Postdoctoral Researcher

Brenda uses mathematical modeling to augment our understanding of the patterns we observe in nature. She is currently using techniques of metadata analysis to assess if and how lead poisoning in bald eagles influences population abundance across the northeastern U.S. and Canada.
Nicholas Hollingshead

Data Analyst

Nick provides expertise in data collection, management, analysis, and communication to support disease surveillance and wildlife health research.
Cynthia Hopf-Dennis

Wildlife Veterinarian

Cindy focuses on treating wildlife patients at the Janet L. Swanson Hospital, teaching in the clinic, and pursuing her research interests, which include West Nile virus infections in birds of prey, sarcoptic mange in North American porcupines, and fracture management in avian species.
Alyssa Wetterau

Postdoctoral Associate

Alyssa is pursuing her doctoral training focused on the impacts of infectious disease on amphibian populations, and the implications for the conservation of threatened and endangered species.
Helen Lee

Conservation & Livelihoods Advisor

Helen focuses on wildlife health and conservation, and furthering the impact of One Health and Planetary Health approaches. She works on developing sustainable solutions to conservation and development challenges, with a particular focus on local communities.
Mani Lejeune


Mani is intrigued by the biodiversity of wildlife parasites and focuses on improving understanding of host-parasite interactions.
Katherine McClure

Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Ecology (2019-2021)

Katherine is a disease ecologist interested in applying quantitative methods to better understand and control infectious diseases at the population level.
Steve Osofsky

Wildlife Veterinarian

Steve's focus is on the conservation of free-ranging wildlife, as well as on the deeply intertwined relationships among environmental stewardship, system resilience, economic development, and human health and well-being.
Jennifer Peaslee

Wildlife Health Program Coordinator

Jennifer is the communications and activities coordinator for the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab and assists other related programs. Her research interests include avian disease, insects, and arthropods.