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Dr. Alynn Martin

Assistant Professor, Wildlife Disease Ecology and Epidemiology

Alynn Martin is an Assistant Professor of wildlife disease ecology and epidemiology at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M - Kingsville. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from John Carroll University in 2011 and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University (2014). She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Zoology from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Tasmania (2019). Her research focuses on question regarding wildlife disease and epidemiology, looking at disease impacts on the individual scale (behavior, metabolism, movement) and the population scale (demographic shift, prevalence, outbreak dynamics, and management). Alynn uses a combination of methods in field surveillance, genomics, and statistical modeling to address wildlife disease issues, and has focused on sarcoptic mange in wildlife, mycoplasma in bighorn sheep, brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and tickborne illness (Lyme disease). Alynn joined the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Institute in January of 2023 and is interested in understanding dynamics of vector-borne disease, diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface, and zoonotic disease.

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Dr. Alynn Martin