Alumni

Previous Graduate Students

Jaime Rodriguez, MS


MS in Wildlife & Fisheries Science, 2014
Co-advised by Dr. Jessica Light

Currently MD student
at UT-Southwestern

Texas A&M University Diversity Fellow

Lowell Pigott, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public
Health, 2014

Currently DVM Student
at Western University of Health Sciences

Katlyn Rosenbaum, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health, 2015
Currently DVM student
at Texas A&M University

Chelsea Young, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public
Health–Epidemiology, 2016

Currently DVM student
at Texas A&M University

Miranda Bertram, DVM, PhD


PhD in Biomedical Science–
Epidemiology, 2016

Currently postdoctoral researcher
at the USDA Plum Island Disease
Research Center

CVM Merit Fellow
Dissertation: Whooping crane
conservation medicine

Rachel Curtis-Robles, PhD


PhD in Biomedical Science–
Epidemiology, 2016

Currently postdoctoral researcher
in the CVM Hamer Lab

NSF Graduate Research Fellow
CVM Merit Fellow
Dissertation: Eco-epidemiology
of Chagas disease in Texas

Carolyn Hodo, DVM, DACVP, PhD


PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology, 2017
Co-advised by Dr. Jane Welsh

Currently postdoctoral researcher
in the CVM Hamer Lab

NIH T32 Research Fellow, 2014-2017
Dissertation: Mammalian reservoirs
of Trypanosoma cruzi

Bailee Ethridge, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public
Health–Epidemiology, 2018

Justin Bejcek, MS


MS in Veterinary Public Health–
Epidemiology, 2018


Thesis: Triatomine identification
and outreach

Michelle Dembrosky, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health–Epidemiology, 2019

Previous Veterinary & Public Health Students

Trevor Tenney


VMSRTP, 2013
Reseach project: Shelter dogs & vector-borne pathogens

Katlin Johnson


VMSRTP, 2013
Research project: Molecular diagnostics of Trypanosoma cruzi infections

Juliette Comeaux


DVM Student Researcher, 2014–2015
Research project: Trypanosoma cruzi in feral swine

Alan Mai


MPH Student Researcher, 2014–2015
Practicum topic: Blood meal analysis of kissing bugs

Nicole Bertolini


VMSRTP, 2015
Research project: Rattus rattus in the ecology of Chagas disease

Chloe Goodwin


VMSRTP, 2015
Research project: Bat reservoirs of diverse trypanosomes

Jessica Noll


Visiting Brazilian DVM Student, 2015
Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

Usman Ghumman, MD


MPH Student Researcher, Spring 2016
Practicum topic: Analysis of medical records of working dogs

Rosa Banuelos


VMSRTP, 2016
Research project: Cardiac pathology in wild coyotes

Elise Birkner


VMSRTP, 2016
Research project: Wildlife reservoirs of Trypanosoma cruzi at a nonhuman primate facility

Bhagath Chirra, MPH


PhD Student Researcher
(From Texas A&M Health Science Center)

Practicum project: Next generation sequence analysis of triatomine bloodmeals

Valery Roman-Cruz, MPH


Research Assistant
VRoman-Cruz@cvm.tamu.edu | (979) 458-4924

Megan Ellis


VMSRTP, 2017 (From CSU)
Research project: Cardiac ECG abnormalities in canine Chagas disease

Sarah Slack


VMSRTP, 2017
Research project: Feral cats and urban opossums in the ecology of Trypanosoma cruzi

Julia Purnell


VMSRTP, 2017
Research project: Genetic strain variation of Trypanosoma cruzi

Erin Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVP


Pathology Resident Research, 2016–2017

Andres Castro


VMSRTP, 2018

Previous Undergraduate Students

Adrian Castellanos
Wildlife & Fisheries Science, 2012–2013
Frida Cano
Entomology, 2013–2014
Mathew Olcha
Biomedical Sciences, 2013
Tyler Smith
Forensics, 2013
Michael Sanders
Entomology, 2013–2014
Taylor Hollmann
Biomedical Sciences, 2014
Katelyn Wagner
Wilidife & Fisheries, MSU, 2013–2014
Erica Holcomb
Biomedical Sciences, 2013–2014
Zeb Thomas
Entomology, 2013–2014
Sarah Noe
Biomedical Sciences, 2014
Ryan Pugh
Business, 2014
Faith Weeks
Biomedical Sciences, 2014
Connor Grantham
Biomedical Sciences, 2014
Lauren Russell
Genetics, 2014
Chris Beck
Biomedical Sciences, 2014–2015
Chelsea Lindsay
Biomedical Sciences, 2015
Angela Atkins
Biomedical Sciences, 2014–2015
Amani Bourji
Tick Research Assistant, 2015–2016
Adam Curtis
Engineering, 2013–2017
Jose SilvaRoukaya Mabizari
Nidhi PatelHannah MeyersCassidy Gillum