Biological Science Lab Technician
Phone: (309) 681-6128
USDA ARS NCAUR
1815 N University
Peoria, IL 61604
MS, Biology, Illinois State University, 2015
BS, Biology, Illinois State University, 2011
I have an interest in exploring the host-pathogen relationships in an evolutionary context, including: the plasticity in life-history strategies, immunological defenses and evasion, how behavior and mating is influenced by pathogens, as well as ecological/wildlife pathology. I am broadly interested in diseases that affect public health, and how climate change alters the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, and conservation. I am passionate about public outreach as well as childhood STEAM education, and hope to to integrate our research in the local community.
2012-present Beta Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Honors Society.
Evans, K.O., Nguyen, V.H., Schumacher, M. 2018. Outreach to future scientists and engineers. PeoriaMagazines.com. 1.
Invited Conference Lectures and Departmental Seminars
2017 Life Post Graduate School, Integrative Biology Seminar, Invited Speaker, Illinois State University
2017 Road from ISU to USDA, Alumni Day Seminar Series, Invited Speaker, Illinois State University