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Latest news from the lab
August 2022 - Welcome to the lab, Isabella Deanglis and Katy Wearing, who have just began their PhDs! Isabella will be studying bats and their viruses in Kenya, and Katy, voles and their viruses in Finland.
May 2022 - Maybe you saw Kris on 40/29 local news recently. He was discussing recent research on the effects of climate change on pathogen spillover risk.
May 2022 - Huge congrats to Reilly for being awarded another Sturgis Fellowship to support her research on bats in Kenya!
April 2022 - big congrats to our undergrad students, Amy Schexnayder and Mary Claire Walker, who successfully defended their honors theses! And a second big congrats for both being accepted into medical school! We'll miss you in the lab!
April 2022 - we're excited to welcome Reilly and Tamika back to the Arkansas lab. They have both been in Kenya conducting fieldwork for the past 3-months, and amazingly, collected samples from over 1000 bats!
March 2022 - Kris was awarded a Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship for high quality teaching, research and service.
March 2022 - congrats to Nathaniel for his recent article in the Journal of Animal Ecology. The article can be found here as well as a blog post published by the journal here.
July 2021 - When it rains, it pours. We're very excited to welcome another postdoc to the lab, Dr Brent Newman.
July 2021 - We're very excited to welcome postdoctoral researcher, Dr Tamika Lunn, to the lab.
April 2021 - Congratulations to undergraduate lab members Sydney Darling and Aaron Norris who successfully defended their honors theses. We will miss them and wish them all the best for the future!
March 2021 - Big congratulations to Reilly Jackson and Nathaniel Mull for successfully completing and passing their doctoral candidacy exams this month!
July 2020 - Huge congrats to PhD student Reilly Jackson who was awarded a Sturgis Fellowship to support her research on bats in Kenya!
April 2020 - The first official publication from the lab is out (see publications page). This work, led by Nathaniel Mull, reviewed the ecology of rodent-borne American hantaviruses. Great work, Than!
April 2020 - Congratulations to undergraduate student and lab member Houston Lamb who successfully defended his honors thesis. Houston made a field guide to rodents in Arkansas.
March 2020 - Kristian was invited to present the keynote address on "Emerging Infectious Diseases" during the 5th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
January 2020 - We welcomed a new PhD student, Shannon Kitchen, who will be working on the NSF vole fever project.
August 2019 - Our first graduate students, Reilly Jackson and Nathaniel Mull, joined the lab and began their doctoral degrees at UArk. Reilly will be working on disease dynamics of bat-borne pathogens in Africa and Nathaniel will be identifying diseases in rodent communities of Arkansas.
July 2019 - Thrilled to receive NSF EEID funding!!
February 2019 - Our group website is live - we hope you enjoy it!!
July 2018 - Kristian is excited to be joining the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Society B as an Associate Editor.
See here for a blog post about his research and motivations.