People

Andrea L. Graham
Andrea is the group’s head researcher. Her background is in ecology and evolutionary biology, and that training has shaped her approach to immunoparasitology. She has been known to occasionally have popcorn for dinner.

Postdoctoral researchers

Sarah Budischak
Sarah is a physiological ecologist who doesn’t mind doing the often dirty work of studying helminth infection in hosts ranging from tadpoles to buffalo to mice. She aims to bring together ideas from immunology, parasitology, and community ecology to better understand how hosts, multiple parasites, and nutrition interact to influence host health and disease dynamics.

Courtney Thomason
Courtney is a co-infection specialist who is leading fieldwork to assess resilience of hosts to viral infections. Her interests include the ecology of within-host interactions among parasites and the epidemiological consequences of anthelmintic treatments. She is a birder, a mouser AND a mean soccer player.

Graduate Students

Jackie Leung
Jackie is applying top-notch immunoparasitological skills to important problems in the within-host ecology of parasites and commensals.

Ed Schrom
Ed is a mathematical biologist and experimentalist who is investigating the ecology and evolution of inducible defenses in the face of sabotage by parasites.

Liana Wait
Liana has a very exotic background in wildlife parasitology: for her Master’s degree, she studied parasites of none other than Tasmanian Devils!  She is now investigating co-infection in other, equally charismatic wild animals, and is co-advised by Andy Dobson.

Research Assistants

Billy Craigens
Billy has aided Graham Group field research projects on mice, snails, sheep, and more, and is hoping that the project portfolio will soon expand to include cryptids.

Tina Hansen
Tina brings loads of research experience in molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology to various Graham Group research projects. You name it, she’s making it happen in our lab.