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Sharif S Aly

As a veterinary epidemiologist I specialize in dairy cattle infectious diseases and welfare. I received my veterinary medicine degree from Cairo University (1998), practiced for two years before completing the Food Animal Production Medicine Internship at the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center at the U of Idaho, followed by the Food Animal Reproduction and Herd Health Residency at U of California, Davis. I completed my masters and doctoral degrees at UC Davis in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, respectively.

Nigel R Andrew

My current research interests focus on the impacts that climate change will have on insect behaviour, ecology and physiology; insect community structure along environmental gradients; and insect-plant interactions.
I am currently Editor-in-Chief of Austral Ecology.

Elizabeth A Archie

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Associate Director of the Amboseli Baboon Research Project in Kenya. Elizabeth Archie received her PhD from Duke University. She was an undergraduate at Bowdoin College.

The goal of our research is to understand the evolutionary costs and benefits of social relationships, especially how these evolutionary consequences pertain to individual health, disease risk, and survival.

Our research follows two main strands:

* How do social organization and behavior influence the spread of infectious organisms, including bacteria and parasites?
* How does an individual’s social context influence their physiology, immune responses, and life span?

Louise Barrett

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; Executive Editor, Animal Behaviour 2006-2011; Editor, Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Human Sciences, Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour; Past Member of Council, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

James Baxter-Gilbert

The central core of my research examines how anthropogenic landscapes and actions impact wildlife. I am currently a Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB) Postdoctoral Fellow at Stellenbosch University, researching how phenotypic change and urbanisation may promote invasion success using amphibians as a model system.

I completed my BSc (Biology), GDip (Science Communication), and MSc (Biology) at Laurentian University. My MSc research examined: (1) the effectiveness of mitigation structures at reducing reptile road mortality while maintaining population connectivity and (2) developing techniques for evaluating chronic stress in reptiles relating to roads and traffic. I completed my PhD at Macquarie University, which examined how Australian Water Dragons were responding to anthropogenic habitats through urban-derived divergent phenotypes; testing behavioural, morphological and physiology traits between urbanise and natural-living populations.

George E Bentley

Professor of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience.
Editorial Board of Biology, Neuroendcrinology, Scientific Reports, Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology, Frontiers in Endocrinology.

Patrick Bergeron

Patrick Bergeron is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Bishop's University

His research centers around questions about the ecology, physiology and evolution of vertebrates. Under this large umbrella, work is separated into three main projects, on
Chipmunks, Humans and Wood frogs.

Jason K Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Laura A Brannelly

Laura Brannelly is an Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her current research project focuses on the effects of disease of reproduction in frogs, specifically in species of conservation concern. She hopes to be able to directly use the information generated from her research to further conservation efforts to protect Australia’s declining frog species.

Laura received her a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and Bachelor of Science in ecology and evolutionary biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in environmental biology from Tulane University in 2011 where she participated in a number of amphibian projects including clinical chemotherapy trials for treating Bd.
Laura received her PhD at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland Australia in 2016. For her PhD research she explored the interactions between frogs, disease, and the management of critically endangered species. She explored pathogenesis of disease on understudied and endangered species, as well as determining mechanisms of population persistence.
She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh from 2016-2018, where she is investigated the interactions between frogs, chytrid fungal disease, and the environment: specifically, how climate change impacts these relationships.

Björn Brembs

- Dr. rer. nat., Dept. Genetics and Neurobiology, Universität Würzburg, 2000
- PostDoc, Dept. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 2000-2003
- Independent Researcher, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003-2009
- Habilitation in Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
- Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2012
- Adjunct professor, Department of Genetics, Universität Leipzig, Apr-Sep. 2012
- Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg, 2012-present

Caroline Brennan

I did my PhD at King's College London in the Lab of Prof J.M. Littleton working on adaptive mechanisms underlying drug dependence. I demonstrated adaptive changes in the number of DHP sensitive VOCC following chronic exposure to central depressant drugs and showed that these changes were associated with genetic vulnerability to drug dependence.

I undertook post-doc training at the Clinical Research Centre Harrow, UK before joining the laboratory of Prof Nigel Holder at The Randall Institute, KCL and moving with him to UCL in 1998. Whilst at KCL and UCL I used zebrafish as a genetic model system for analysis of mechanisms underlying development.

Since 2000, I have been a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics in the School of Biological Sciences QMUL. Our work combines the two areas of my expertise: Molecular mechanisms underlying drug dependence and zebrafish as a developmental genetic model system. We have developed behavioural assays of drug seeking, compulsive drug seeking and relapse in zebrafish and are establishing lines of fish in which to explore the genetics contributing to these behaviours.