Raina Plowright, PI, USA/Australia
Raina is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Montana State University, Bozeman, USA. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and then travelled to the USA as an Australian Fulbright and Centennial Scholar to do her Ph.D. in ecology and M.Sc. in epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, USA. She was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Her group at Montana State University studies pathogens that spill over from animals to people, the dynamics of zoonotic pathogens in wildlife populations, and pathogens that threaten wildlife conservation.