Undergraduate Research Assistant
BSc Biology Student
DUC NSM Research Methodology Series
International Field Biology in Costa Rica
Molecular Cell Biotechnology
Research Assistant (Protas Lab)
A Bit About Me
I joined the lab through the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Research Methodology Program. I am participating in infectious disease PCR assay testing and characterization of the skin microbiome of woodland salamanders, as well as researching pond turtle microbiomes. I have a deep interest in all things living and am interested in becoming a genetic engineer.
Microbiomes of Western Pond Turtles
Disease Ecology of Freshwater Turtle Pathogens
Alison has been involved in a project aimed at characterizing the microbiomes of western pond turtles in the Bay Area.
Alison has been involved in a project aimed at evaluating the distribution of shell rot disease in freshwater turtles in the Bay Area.
Wildlife disease sampling
DNA quality control
Next generation sequencing library preparation
1. White, A., Giannetto, M., Mulla, L., Del Rosario, A., Lim, T., Culver, E., Timmer, M., Bushell, J., Lambert, M., & O. Hernández-Gómez. Accepted. Bacterial communities of the threatened Western Pond Turtle maybe impacted by land use. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.
Microbiomes of a Native Threatened Turtle and Invasive Turtle are Impacted by Land Use. Bay Area Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases 2023
Microbiomes of a Native Threatened Turtle and Invasive Turtle are Impacted by Land Use. Dominican University of California Scholarly and Creative Works Conference 2023