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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.
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Veterinary Epidemiologist & Disease Ecologist

Raina studies the mechanisms that drive the spillover of pathogens between species. Her transdisciplinary work demonstrates that preserving and restoring wildlife habitats can stop pathogen spillover by minimizing contact between wildlife and people as well as their livestock.
Robin Radcliffe

Wildlife Veterinarian

Robin’s work addresses critical One Health challenges linking endangered species, environments, and communities. He seeks novel solutions through stakeholder engagement.
Krysten Schuler

Wildlife Disease Ecologist

Krysten is interested in the health of wildlife populations as associated with human and domestic animal activities and diseases.
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Maggie is an ecologist interested in using predictive modeling to analyze how different livestock fencing scenarios in southern Africa might impact the migrations of wild mammals, especially elephants.
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Gary conducts research on both human and animal viruses, particularly coronaviruses in domestic cats, and spillover to urban wildlife. He focuses on the genomics behind viral pathogenesis and transmission, as well as on the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics.