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Holly Ernest

Holly Ernest DVM PhD

Professor, Wildlife Genomics and Disease Ecology and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology
Principle Investigator, Mentor and Research Facilitator

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

Lab Manager and Lead Technician
Starting Nov 5, 2018

L to R, Kyle, Bruce*, Erin, Brady, Melanie, Holly, Beth with baby Quin, Emily, Millie, Adrienne, Maggie

L to R, Kyle, Bruce*, Erin, Brady, Melanie, Holly, Beth with baby Quin, Emily, Millie, Adrienne, Maggie

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Braden Godwin

PhD candidate
Hummingbird Population Genomics and Ecology

Melanie LaCava

Melanie LaCava

PhD candidate, Pronghorn Population Genomics, Mule Deer Population Genomics and CWD Susceptibility Genetics

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Beth Mendelsohn

MS Student
Great Gray Owl Population Genomics and Ecology

Nicole Carter

Nicole Carter

MS student
Southern Sea Otter Genetics and Disease Ecology

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Coming Soon

Postdoctoral Researcher

Erick Gagne

Erick Gagne

Postdoctoral Researcher
Now based at Colorado State University, and continuing work on Mountain lion and Sea Otter projects with our lab. Completed 2-year postdoc in our lab.

Sierra Love Stowell

Sierra Love Stowell

Research Genomicist, Now based in Boulder; continuing work part time with us on bighorn sheep and Cutthroat Trout genetics. Completed 2-year postdoc in our lab.

Kyle Gustafson

Kyle Gustafson

Asst Prof at Missouri Southern State Univ, and working with us on mountain lion genomics, bear genetics, and other projects in the lab.  Completed 2-year postdoc in our lab.

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Adrienne Mackenzie

Wildlife Genomics Undergraduate Intern. Research project = Landscape scale Rocky Mountain Hummingbird Hemoparasite prevalence using genetic and microscopic detection methods. Also assists with  Cervid genomics and CWD Research.

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Wildlife Genomics Undergraduate Intern. Works both in our lab and also at Wyoming State Veterinary Lab. Assisting Cervid genomics and CWD Research.

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Emily Winward

Wildlife Genomics Undergraduate Intern. Assisting Cervid genomics and CWD Research.

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Jamie Sherman

UC Davis PhD candidate
Black Bear Population Genetics and Disease Ecology; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine DVM class of 2019.

Millie Vazquez

Millie Vazquez

Part time population genetics assistant, working remotely.  Now at Missouri Southern State University.

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*Dr. Bruce Hoar, honorary lab epidemiologist and field work assistant