Danielle received her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. Her dissertation research investigated phenotypic plasticity and genetic specialization of mammals adapted to high altitude hypoxic environments. She recently finished a short postdoctoral fellowship in molecular parasitology where she constructed phylogenies of various parasite species to better understand host-parasite evolutionary interactions. Danielle joined the lab of Dr. Maria Diuk-Wasser in April 2015 and is interested in asking questions pertaining to vector-borne diseases, evolutionary and conservation genetics, and epidemiology. Please see CV here for more information.