SEER Lab has an active graduate training program and SEER Lab students are active in research, teaching, international training (GIS and epidemiology) and field research. Get to know our graduate students.
SEER Lab Doctoral Students
Other Doctoral Student Committees
Jamie Benn, Texas A&M, Texas A&M University; Dr. Blackburn serves as an external committee member and anthrax ecology expert on this committee. Jamie is working on an oral vaccine for anthrax.
Sieara Claytor MS student in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, working on phylodynamics of frog-related fungi. Sieara’s Advisor is Dr. Samantha Wisely in WEC.
Dr. Karen Prine, veterinarian (Co-chaired with Dr. Phil Kauffman of Entomology at UF). Karen is working on the spatio-temporal patterns of gopher tortoise ticks in Florida tortoise populations.
Past SEER Lab Students
Timothy Andrew Joyner (2010). M.S.
Where is he now: Andrew is on faculty as an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University. He recently completed a PhD at LSU in disaster management and Geography.
Jocelyn C. Mullins (2013). Ph.D.
Dissertation title: Combining genetic diversity and spatio-temporal data to characterize the spatial ecology of anthrax across multiple scales.
Where is she now: US CDC as a fellow in the Epidemiological Intelligence Service. Jocelyn is currently assigned to the Connecticut Department of Health.
Lillian Morris (2013). M.Sc.
Thesis title: Informing plague surveillnace for the lowland plague focus in Azerbaijan using a historic dataset.
Where is she now: Lili is doctoral student in SEER Lab and the UF Department of Geography studying the spatio-temporal patterns and resource selection of elk in relation to anthrax in Montana.
Jake Hightower (2012). M.Sc.
Thesis title: Examining the distribution of Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularemia, in Ukraine using ecological niche modeling.
Where is he now: Jake is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Geography continuing his education in medical geography.
Past CSUF SEER Lab Students
Prior to joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Blackburn managed the SEER Lab when it was housed at Cal State Fullerton (2007-2009). During that period, Dr. Blackburn advised several students and served on several MA thesis committees.
Pamela Rittelmeyer (2011). M.A. Cal State Fullerton, Blackburn Courtesy Advisor (after moving to UF)
Ian T. Kracalik (2009). M.A. Cal State Fullerton