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Tony L. Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • DVM, 2000, University of Illinois
  • MS, Epidemiology, 2000, University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, 1996, Harvard University
  • B.A., Biology & English, 1990, Amherst College

My training spans the biological and social sciences, which helps my laboratory engage in cross-disciplinary research. In addition to my professional interests, I enjoy the outdoors (hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, skiing) as well as literature, music, theatre, and other cultural activities, all of which are readily available in and around the wonderful city of Madison, Wisconsin.

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Lab members

The Goldberg lab consists of dedicated, motivated, diverse individuals. Although projects, programs, and approaches vary widely, everyone is bound by a common interest in the ecology and evolution of health and disease, a commitment to conservation, a strong work ethic, and a spirit of cooperation.

 

Graduate students, post-docs, and scientists in training

Andrew Bennett (PhD Student, Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Ecology and evolution of emerging primate viruses.

Nathan Bollig (PhD Student, Computer Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and syndromic surveillance in veterinary medicine.

Lewis Campbell (Post-doc, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Ecology, pathogenesis and control of white-nose syndrome in bats.

Chris Dunn (Scientist in training, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Pathogen discovery and ecology.

Tricia Fry (PhD Student, Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Health and conservation of polar bears in a changing Arctic environment.

Jacob Negrey (Post-doc, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Demography, health, and infection in wild chimpanzees.

Leah Owens (DVM/PhD Student, Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Molecular ecology of parasites.

Jordan Richard (PhD Student, Freshwater and Marine Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Health, disease, and conservation of freshwater mussels.

Taylor Weary (DVM/PhD Student, Comparative Biomedical Sciences Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Epidemiology of reverse zoonoses in wild chimpanzees.

 

Visiting scholars (past and present)

Barbara Colitti (PhD Student, University of Torino). Evolution and epidemiology of viruses of domestic livestock.

Francesco Cerutti (PhD Student, University of Torino). Evolution of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.

Charlotte Francoeur (PhD Student, University Wisconsin-Madison, Cameron Currie lab). Ecology and evolution of viruses of attine ants.

Julius Nziza (Country Coordinatory, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, Rwanda). Molecular epidemiology of primate viruses.

Sarah Phillips-Garcia (PhD Student, University of New Mexico). Reproductive ecology, parasitology and genetics of chimpanzees.

 

Veterinary and undergraduate students

Kayla Bonack (Undergraduate student, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Parasitology and conservation of chimpanzees.

Shiman Bose (Undergraduate student, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison).  Microbial ecology of bonefish in the Caribbean.

Kate Burkart (Undergraduate student, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Parasitology and conservation of chimpanzees.

Jessica Carag (DVM student, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Parasitology and conservation of wild primates and domestic dogs.

Tia Diaz (Undergraduate student, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Parasitology and conservation of chimpanzees.

Kylie Grady (DVM student, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Parasitology and conservation of chimpanzees.

 

Graduates (and where they are now)

Tavis Anderson (Research Scientist, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA). Ecology, evolution, and mathematical modeling of infectious disease.

Kelsey Brown (Undergraduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI). Parasitology of Nigerian primates.

Sagan Friant (Assistant Professor, Penn State University. Human health and wildlife conservation in Nigerian bushmeat hunting communities.

Ria Ghai (Post-doc, Emory University, Atlanta, GA). Molecular epidemiology of helminth and protozoan parasites in Uganda.

Charles Hartley (University of Wisconsin-Madison class of 2013, Madison WI). Ecology of mosquito-borne disease in Chicago, USA.

Jeremy Hemberger (PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Entomology, Madison WI). Ecology of mosquito invasion in Chicago, USA.

David Hyeroba (DVM, MS, Makerere University, Uganda). Health and demography of "village dogs" in Uganda.

Carly Malavé (Research Associate, United States Geological Survey-Natonal Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI). Human dimensions of infectious disease in Uganda.

Aleia McCord (Associate Director for African Studies, Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI). Biogas and sustainable energy in Uganda.

Christina Newman (Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory, Madison, WI). Experimental studies of arboviruses.

Sarah Paige (Health Geographer, Public Health Institute, Washington, DC). Human dimensions of health and disease.

Avery Peace (Research Assistant, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease, Rockefeller University). Tick-borne pathogens in the Upper Midwestern USA.

Mason Saari (Undergraduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI). Parasitology of Nigerian primates.

Sam Sibley (Technical Scientist, Promega Corporation, Fitchburg, WI). Viral discovery and evolution.

Whitney Thiel (Clinical Diagnostician, University of Idaho). Ecology and management of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Wisconsin.

Tulika Singh (CRTA Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Center for Global Health, Bethesda, MD). Global human health in the developing world.

Mary Thurber (Clinidal Instructor, Zoological Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Henry Vilas Zoo). Ecology of apicomplexan parasites in primates and birds.

Karen Vanderwolf (Trent University, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences). Microbial ecology and mycology of white-nose syndrome in bats.

Michelle Verant (Veterinarian, United States Natonal Park Service, Fort Collins, CO). Control strategies for white-nose syndrome in bats of the United States.

Geoffrey Weny (DVM, MS, Makerere University, Uganda). United Nations Veterinarian, Somalia.

Anna Wilson-Rothering (Farm Manager & Animal Research Operations, Wilson’s Prairie View Farm, Burlington, WI). Epidemiology and diagnostics of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Wisconsin.

 

Collaborators

The complexity of problems at the intersection of health, disease, and ecology requires a team approach.  None of the projects in the Goldberg lab would be possible without the active participation of a talented set of collaborators. We are always seeking fruitful collaborations and welcome inquiries about cooperative projects.