Alumni

Previous Postdoctoral Researchers & Research Scientists


Carolyn Hodo, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Postdoctoral Research
Associate

chodo@cvm.tamu.edu
Visit Carolyn’s website here.
Currently Assistant Professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Keeling Center

Jillian Wormington MS PhD

Jillian Wormington, MS, PhD

Postdoctoral Research
Associate

jwormington@cvm.tamu.edu
Visit Jillian’s website here.
Currently Assistant Professor at Wayne State College

Alyssa Meyers

Alyssa Meyers, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
ameyers@cvm.tamu.edu

Currently Data Manager, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Italo Zecca MPH

Italo Zecca, MPH, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
ibzecca@cvm.tamu.edu

Currently ORISE Fellow at the CDC- One Health Group

Alex Pauvolid, DVM, MSc, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist
pauvolid@cvm.tamu.edu

Currently Professor of Veterinary Virology at Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil


Previous Graduate Students

Jaime Rodriguez

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

NIH T32 Research Fellow, 2014-17
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

Cyrena Peterson, MS

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

Spencer DeBrock

MS Veterinary Public Health – Epidemiology (thesis option)
CVM Merit Fellow 2018–2020


Previous Veterinary & Public Health Students


Trevor Tenney

VMSRTP, 2013
Research 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

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

Becky Dowd

VMSRTP, Summer 2019

Skye Sneed

VMSRTP, 2019

Ty Tortella

VMSRTP, 2021 (Schubot Center for Avian Health)


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
Wildlife & 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 Silva
Biomedical Sciences,
2017
Roukaya Mabizari
Biomedical Sciences,
2017-2018
Nidhi Patel
Biomedical Sciences,
2018
Hannah Meyers
Chemistry,
Visiting Undergrad
Research Fellow
from Kalamazoo College,
Summer 2018
Cassidy Gillum
Biomedical Sciences,
2017-2019
Ashley Cubb
Biomedical Sciences,
2018-2019
Allyson Koger
Biomedical Sciences,
2018–2019
Kaitlyn Perez
Biomedical Sciences,
2019–2021
Cassandra Durden
Biomedical Sciences,
2020-2021
Lauren Cole
Biomedical Sciences
2020-2021
Diego Torrez
Biomedical Sciences
2020-2021