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The Schubot Center brings together a diverse group of faculty members and staff from several different departments and colleges at Texas A&M University. This interdisciplinary team is enriched by input from a select group of adjunct professors from across the United States and the world.

Faculty & Staff Members


Dr. Sarah A. Hamer


Director, Schubot Center for Avian Health and Richard Schubot Endowed Chair

Dr. Giri Athrey


Assistant Professor, Poultry Science Department
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Sujata Balasubramanian


Associate Research Scientist, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon


Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

Dr. Janice Boyd


Adjunct Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology

Dr. Donald Brightsmith


Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology

Dr. Kira Delmore


Assistant Professor, Biology

Dr. Norman Dronan


Professor, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Dr. Jacquelyn K. Grace


Assistant Professor, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Dr. Jianhua (Joe) Guo


Associate Research Scientist, Veterinary Pathobiology

Dr. Gabriel Hamer


Associate Professor, Entomology

Dr. J. Jill Heatley


Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Sharman Hoppes


Adjunct Clinical Professor and Professor Emerita, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey Musser


Clinical Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology

Debra Turner


Senior Research Associate, Veterinary Pathology; Schubot Lab & Aviary Manager

Schubot Aviary Veterinary Students (SAVS)


Adrian Arrellano


Veterinary Student
Class of 2021

Catherine Caprio


Veterinary Student
Class of 2022

Amanda Day


Veterinary Student
Class of 2022

Zoe Kolkhorst


Veterinary student
Class of 2022

Stephen Levert


Veterinary student
Class of 2023

Kiera Merritt


Veterinary student
Class of 2023

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral  Research Associates


Davyion Adams


MS Student, Entomology

Jacqueline Babin


DVM Student

Amanda Beckman


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Wesley Brashear


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biology

Spencer DeBrock


PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences

Paulina Escandon


PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences

Melanie Florkowski


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jocelyn Hunyadi


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hannah Justen


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Simon Kiacz


PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Abigail (Abby) Kimmitt


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biology

Viridiana Martinez


PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Michael McCloy


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kelley Sampeck


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Skye Sneed


Grad student

E.V. Voltura


PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences

Constance Woodman


PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences

Italo Zecca


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Veterinary Intergrative Biosciences

Student Avian Caretakers


Alice Archuleta


Nicholas Kurtin


Claire Huff

Lilliana Garcia


Mary Schech

Sabryna Scott


T'Asia Thicklin

Harrold Tobin

Undergraduate Students


Randall "Keith" Andringa


Clair Campbell


Melinda Kupka


Kristin Munsch


Behavior Trainer

Mariel Ortega


Corrin Winter

Former Schubot Members