Dr. Robbins will provide a background on bats and white nose syndrome in North America, and describe some recent research advances on the spread and potential control of this devastating disease. Dr. Alison Robbins is a Research Assistant Professor and core faculty and Program Coordinator for the Masters of Science degree in Conservation Medicine at TCSVM. Dr. Robbins research concentrates on infectious wildlife diseases of conservation and public health importance. She received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire, an MS in biology with a concentration in conservation biology and a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine both from Tufts University. She was director from 1992 to 2008 for a wildlife rabies control program using oral vaccination of free-ranging raccoons in Massachusetts. In 2006 she was a visiting scholar in Australia for a year studying amphibian chytrid disease epidemiology. Since 2009 Dr. Robbins has focused her research on developing diagnostic and treatment methods for white nose syndrome in bats in North America. Email: email@example.com
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