Alumni

Previous Postdoctoral Researchers

Hodo

Carolyn Hodo, DVM, PhD, DACVP


Postdoctoral Research
Associate (part-time)

chodo@cvm.tamu.edu
Visit Carolyn’s website here.
Wormington

Jillian Wormington, MS, PhD


Postdoctoral Research
Associate

jwormington@cvm.tamu.edu
Visit Jillian’s website here.

Previous Graduate Students

Jaime Rodriguez, MS

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

Lowell Pigott, MS


Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public
Health, 2014

Currently DVM Student
at Western University of Health Sciences
Katlyn Rosenbaum, MS

Katlyn Rosenbaum, MS


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

Chelsea Young, MS


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

Currently DVM student
at Texas A&M University
Miranda Bertram, DVM, PhD

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

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

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

Bailee Ethridge, MS


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

Justin Bejcek, MS


MS in Veterinary Public Health–
Epidemiology, 2018


Thesis: Triatomine identification
and outreach
Michelle Dembrosky, MS

Michelle Dembrosky, MS


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

Cyrena Peterson, MS


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

Previous Veterinary & Public Health Students

Trevor Tenney

Trevor Tenney


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

Katlin Johnson


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

Juliette Comeaux


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

Alan Mai


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

Nicole Bertolini


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

Chloe Goodwin


VMSRTP, 2015
Research project: Bat reservoirs of diverse trypanosomes
Jessica Noll

Jessica Noll


Visiting Brazilian DVM Student, 2015
Brazil Scientific Mobility Program
Usman Ghumman, MD

Usman Ghumman, MD


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

Rosa Banuelos


VMSRTP, 2016
Research project: Cardiac pathology in wild coyotes
Elise Birkner

Elise Birkner


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

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

Valery Roman-Cruz, MPH


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

Megan Ellis


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

Sarah Slack


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

Julia Purnell


VMSRTP, 2017
Research project: Genetic strain variation of Trypanosoma cruzi
Erin Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVP

Erin Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVP


Pathology Resident Research, 2016–2017
Andres Castro

Andres Castro


VMSRTP, 2018
Becky Dowd

Becky Dowd


VMSRTP Summer ’19

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
Ashley Cubb