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Molly Bletz, Phd (she|her)
Principal Investigator

​I grew up in Pennsylvania and am excited to be starting a lab in my home state. My main research interests are rooted in disease ecology, microbial ecology, and wildlife conservation. I've worked in the US, Panama, Germany, and Madagascar investigating disease dynamics, host susceptibility, the ecology of host-associated microbiota, and disease mitigation strategies. My research is driven by a passion for the conservation of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles). I'm particularly interested in developing effective wildlife management and conservation strategies to ensure population persistence amidst emerging disease threats. 

I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and biking and I love to garden and cook.

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