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Expert ID789 
Profile StatusActive 
Last NameWalker 
First NameDonald 
Non Federal PartnerTennessee Tech University 
Emaildmwalker AT 
Primary CapabilityBio - Diseases / Pathogens 
Secondary CapabilityBio - Genetic, cell & molecular 
Other Capability 1Bio - Herpetology 
Other Capability 2Wildlife - Exotic diseases 
PositionAssistant Professor of Microbiology 
SA-CESU PI StatusNot yet participated 
Research InterestsPast research projects have focused on the evolution of plant-fungal pathogen relationships and utilized systematics, phylogenetics, and molecular marker development to integrate evolutionary biology, host/fungus associations, and ecological vicariance events. More recently my lab group has concentrated on using metabarcoding and high-throughput sequencing to study host-microbe-pathogen associations of the reptile, amphibian, fish, and bat microbiomes.Emerging infectious fungal pathogens are threatening wildlife species world-wide, therefore, we are interested to answer broad questions centered on the importance of the host microbiome for biodiversity conservation.  
Profile last updated4/12/2017 4:14:17 PM 

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