Teaching

Courses

Conservation Genetics

Wildlife Disease Ecology

Extinction of Species

Zoology

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Other Lectures / Modules

Genetics of Metapopulations

Impacts of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease

Evo-Devo for Beginners

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Mentored Student Projects

Kip Rogers

Kip Rogers in the lab.

Kip Rogers

UW Undergraduate Research Assistant (2009-2011)

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Check out Kip’s awesome paper!

Kip endured years of DNA extraction and PCR as our primary lab tech in the Samuel lab.  He developed an independent study project investigating landscape patterns in mitochondrial haplotypes of white-tailed deer across the CWD zone of southern Wisconsin.  Kips work was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.  He is now enjoying the rigors of graduate school!

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Casey Sleznikow

Casey Sleznikow

Casey Sleznikow

U of M Veterinary Summer Scholar (2013)

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Check out Casey’s fabulous poster!

Casey road-tripped the far reaches of Minnesota searching far and wide for ticks.  Her summer research project investigated the variation in tick density and tick-borne disease risk in different Minnesota’s diverse ecotypes.  Casey has presented her research as a poster at the college and veterinary student meetings.  Casey is rapidly approaching a career as a veterinarian!

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Sara Sokolik collect water samples for Lepto testing.

Sara Sokolik collect water samples for Lepto testing.

Sara SokoliK

U of M UROP scholar (2013)

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Check out Sara’s stupendous poster!

Sara took part in the Cedar Creek Rodent Project and developed her own set of questions investigating the prevalence of Leptospirosis in wildlife rodents and natural water bodies.  Sara has presented her work as a poster at college meetings and the national conference of The Wildlife Society.  She will be a vet student in no time!

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Haley Sundstrom shows off a mouse she trapped.

Haley Sundstrom shows off a mouse she’ll sample.

Haley Sundstrom

U of M UROP scholar (2013)

Haley took part in the Cedar Creek Rodent Project and has taken on primary responsibility for DNA extraction for diagnostic tests.  Haley will be investigating variation in Lyme disease prevalence in different landscapes and rodent communities.  She is moving rapidly toward vet school!

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