Naima C. Starkloff,

Disease Ecologist

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Davidson College. I am here for the year teaching courses in Ecology and  Biostatistics. I will soon be starting a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University in the Civitello Lab investigating the disease ecology of Schistosoma mansoni.

I completed my Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the State University of New York, Albany in the Turner Lab. I was also an ornithology research fellow at the New York State Museum, co-advised by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman. My research aims to unearth the factors that determine the diversity of and interactions within biological communities, with a special interest in host-parasite interactions. I have also studied monkey behavior, snail sexual selection, and elephant movement ecology.