Douglass Distinguished Lecture


July 12, 2017 at the billy barr community center at RMBL in Gothic, free and open to the public, 7:30 pm

Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa


Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa will present her talk titled, “In sickness and in health: exploring the impact of social behavior on parasite infection.”

Join RMBL scientists and students for dinner before the talk! For cost and information, please click here.

Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, USA, where she holds joint appointments in the Odum School of Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine. She received a BA in Biology from Rice University, and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University.  Her research focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases in wild animal populations. Her work involves studies of ungulates and their parasites in Kenya, South Africa, and the Western U.S. and incorporates perspectives from behavioral ecology, ecological immunology, and community ecology.

Dr. Ezenwa says, “I was an REU student at RMBL in 1995 and it was my first experience with field biology!”