Members

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.

Join us—all avian research enthusiasts are welcome!

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Faculty & Staff Members

Dr. Sarah A. Hamer

Dr. Sarah A. Hamer


Director, Schubot Center for Avian Health and Richard Schubot Endowed Chair
Dr. Giri Athrey

Dr. Giri Athrey


Assistant Professor, Poultry Science Department
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Sujata Balasubramanian

Dr. Sujata Balasubramanian


Associate Research Scientist, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon

Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon


Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. Janice Boyd

Dr. Janice Boyd


Adjunct Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
Dr. Donald Brightsmith

Dr. Donald Brightsmith


Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
Dr. Kira Delmore

Dr. Kira Delmore


Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Norman Dronan

Dr. Norman Dronan


Professor, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Francisco C. Ferreira, DVM, PhD


Associated Research Scientist, Entomology
Jacquelyn K. Grace

Dr. Jacquelyn K. Grace


Assistant Professor, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Dr. Jianhua (Joe) Guo

Dr. Jianhua (Joe) Guo


Associate Research Scientist, Veterinary Pathobiology
Dr. Gabriel Hamer

Dr. Gabriel Hamer


Associate Professor, Entomology
Dr. J. Jill Heatley

Dr. J. Jill Heatley


Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Sharman Hoppes

Dr. Sharman Hoppes


Adjunct Clinical Professor and Professor Emerita, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Dr. Abigail (Abby) Kimmitt

Dr. Abigail (Abby) Kimmitt


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ecology and Conservations Biology

Dr. Caitlin Mencio


Assistant Research Scientist, Veterinary Pathobiology; Schubot Center
Dr. Jeffrey Musser

Dr. Jeffrey Musser


Clinical Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
Debra Turner

Debra Turner


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

Dr. Gabriela "Gaby" Vigo-Trauco


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Constance Woodman

Dr. Constance Woodman


Program Manager for Research & Grants

Dr. Jessica Yorzinski

Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology

Schubot Aviary Veterinary Students (SAVS)

Adrian Arrellano

Adrian Arrellano


DVM Student
Jacqueline Babin

Jacqueline Babin


DVM Student
Daniella Burleson

Daniella Burleson


DVM Student
Catherine Caprio

Catherine Caprio


DVM Student

Ashley Cubb


DVM Student
Amanda Day

Amanda Day


DVM Student
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Carlos Davila


DVM Student

Leslie Evans


DVM Student

Cora Garcia


DVM Student

Elizabeth Grimes, MSc


DVM Student

Alyssa Hartmann


DVM Student

Michelle Henkelman

DVM Student
Krista Johns

Krista Johns


DVM Student
Zoe Kolkhorst

Zoe Kolkhorst


DVM Student
Stephen Levert

Stephen Levert


DVM Student

Jessica Mao

DVM Student

Madinson McClintock


DVM Student
Kiera Merritt

Kiera Merritt


DVM Student
Gracelynn Morrow

Gracelynn Morrow


DVM Student

Constance Vernham


DVM Student

Graduate Students

Meredith Anderson

Meredith Anderson, DVM


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Randall

Randall "Keith" Andringa


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Amanda Beckman

Amanda Beckman


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Carolina Bertuol

PhD Student, Biology

Casandra Durden


MS Student, Veterinary Integrative Bioscience
Melanie Florkowski

Melanie Florkowski


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Jocelyn Hunyadi

Jocelyn Hunyadi


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Elena Iacono

Elena Iacono Duran


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hannah Justen

Hannah Justen


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Katrina Keith


PhD Student, Ecology and Conservation Biology
Simon Kiacz

Simon Kiacz


PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences
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Koyle Knape


PhD Student, Poultry Science
Joshua Lerner

Joshua Lerner


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Viridiana Martinez

Viridiana Martinez


PhD Student, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Michael McCloy

Michael McCloy


PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
E.V. Voltura

E.V. Voltura


PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences

Kalina Eskew

Master Student, Ecology and Conservation Biology

Jenna Turpin

PhD Student, Ecology and Conservation Biology

Student Avian Caretakers

Yahel Acosta

Anissa Brooks

Anissa Brooks


Sierra Kast

Amanda Jones

Amanda Harvey

Claire Huff

Claire Huff

Mackenzie Hoffman

Lidia Tochez

Ella Rydell

Esther Kim

Undergraduate Students

Clair Campbell

Clair Campbell


Ecology & Conservation Biology

Katherine Gellhausen


Animal Science
Nicholas Kurtin

Nicholas Kurtin


Zoology

Michaela Mott


Biomedical Sciences
Mariel Ortega

Mariel Ortega


Ecology & Conservation Biology

Jenifer Rudolf


Biology

Musfirat Shubaita


Biology

Former Schubot Members