The Department of Biological Sciences welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Kristian Forbes:

Dr. Kristian Forbes completed his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Jyväskylä, in Jyväskylä Finland. He earned his MPH in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and BSc in Genetics from Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Helsinki, and also spent time at the University of Pretoria, and most recently, The Pennsylvania State University. He is an infectious disease ecologist, with broad interests in how zoonotic pathogens are maintained and transmitted in wildlife, and their effects on host fitness.  



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