Abbreviated CV


Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University and Griffith University. 2012-2014.

David H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pennsylvania State University. 2009 – 2011.

Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis. 2007.

M.S. Epidemiology, University of California, Davis. 2005.

B.V.Sc. Hons I (Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honors)University of Sydney. 1997. (DVM equivalent)



Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Montana State University.

Adjunct Faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University.

Adjunct Research Fellow, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.



RR Parker Memorial Lecture, 73rd International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man. 2018.

Nominated for Director's Award, DARPA Biological Technologies Office. 2018.

Kopriva Lectureship, Montana State University. 2017.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine. 2017.

DARPA Young Faculty Award. 2016.

David H. Smith Fellowship in Conservation Research. 2009.                                           

Veterinary Graduate Academic Program Fellowship in Epidemiology. 2002.

Fulbright Graduate Fellowship. 2001.

Centenary Scholarship. 2001.

First Class Honors. 1997.

J.D. Stewart Prize in Veterinary Science. 1997.    

Lonsdale Prize for Clinical Studies. 1996.                                                      

Bryant Grainger Scholarship. 1992. 





Chief Veterinary Officer’s forum, Australian Government, Canberra, Australia. 2019.

SessionChair: Infectious diseases of bats; Joint Asian Society of Conservation Medicine and Wildlife Disease Association meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 2018.

Keynote: 73rd International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 2018.

Duke University Program in Ecology, One Health Symposium. 2018.

Café Scientifique, Public Lecture, Bozeman, Montana. 2018.

Kopriva Lecture, Montana State University. 2018.

Stanford, Department of Biology. 2017.

Department of Biology, Universidad de la República, Montevideo Uruguay. 2017.

Department of Medicine, Universidad de la República, Montevideo Uruguay. 2017.

Bat Infectious Diseases Symposium. 2017.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases meeting. 2017.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State. 2017.

10x10 Research Roadshow, MSU. 2017.

Wild Sheep Foundation conference. 2017.