Schubot Directors Award

Congrats to Amanda Beckman (PhD student- Ecology & Evolutionary Biology); Skye Sneed (DVM student); and Spencer DeBrock (PhD student- Biomedical Sciences) on being selected as the 2020 Schubot Avian Health Director’s Awards recipients in recognition of your avian research accomplishments and contributions to the Schubot Center.  Each award comes with a cash prize!

Upcoming Defense

Please join for upcoming PhD defense at the Avian Health Complex.


Several Schubot members are involved with the Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife Club ‘Wetlabs’ this weekend, including demos in safe trapping and sampling of wild birds, and handling of aviary birds, and avian ophthalmology.

Schubot Seminar

Attwater’s prairie chickens- threats to saving the most endangered species of North American Grouse. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12-1pm, 101C VENI.

Schubot Seminar

Training to Improve Welfare and Release Success of Orangutans in Borneo Barbara Heidenreich, Friday, February 7, 2020, 12-1pm, VENI 101A, Lunch provided!

Darwin Day

Darwin Day is February 14!  Schubot Center is proud to be a sponsor of the event.  We will also have an interactive booth for the public.  Exciting keynote speakers, Rosemary and Peter Grant, to discuss work on Darwin’s finches.  Come join the fun!

Texas Ornithological Society

Several Schubot members were involved with the annual Texas Ornithological Society meeting, including leading local field trips to birding hotspots.  Sarah presented on Disease Ecology research, and let the Texas Ornithological Society conference attendees know all about the Schubot Center for Avian Health. The annual meeting was held in College Station.

Schubot PhD student receives research award

Second Year PhD student Spencer DeBrock takes home the second place platform presentation award at the 2020 CVM Trainee Research Symposium!  His presentation was called ‘Tracking Malaria Parasite Infection and Ectoparasite Infestation in Migratory Birds Arriving to Coastal Texas Over a 6-Year Period’.  Congrats!

Congrats Schubot Grant Recipients

Congrats to the 8 research grant recipients and 3 travel grant recipients in the inaugural round of the Schubot research and travel grant program. Recipients span undergrads, grad students, postdocs, and faculty across 5 different Departments and 3 Colleges. Research grant winners were awarded up to $2,500 in support of their project. Travel grant winners […]

Thank you Kit of Central Texas for your generous donation of bird enrichment for our aviary residents!

Our veterinary student caretakers (Left to Right) second-year Amanda Day, third-year Samantha Logsdon, and first-year Adrian Arellano not only spent their winter break caring for the birds, but they were able to help organize the tremendous donation of enrichment hardware, plastic toys, paper shreddables, etc. Thank you to all for a terrific start to 2020 […]