As a graduate student under Dr. Sarah Hamer, I have formally mentored several vet students in the Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program (VMSRTP) at Texas A&M, which is a summer research program supported by an NIH T-35 training grant. I’ve trained these students in field and laboratory techniques, and helped them with analyzing their data, generating a final report, and presenting at conferences. These projects have or will soon be published as manuscripts, with the students included as authors.
- Chloe Goodwin, Trypanosome detection in bats of Texas. 2015.
- Nicole Bertolini, Surveillance for Trypanosoma cruzi in rats and kissing bugs at a non-human primate facility. 2015.
- Elise Birkner, Characterizing T. cruzi transmission between wildlife, vectors, and primates at a non-human primate facility. 2016.
- Rosa Bañuelos, Prevalence and pathology of T. cruzi infection in raccoons and coyotes. 2016.
- Faith Weeks, T. cruzi surveillance in shelter dogs; Trypanosomes in bats. Laboratory techniques. 2014-2015.
- Amani Bourji, Trypanosomes in bats; T. cruzi in rats. Laboratory techniques. 2015-2016.