Manatee Kidney Health
Elizabeth earned a B.S. from Eckerd College with a double major in Biology and Environmental Science and a minor in chemistry. Following graduation, Elizabeth worked in a microbiology lab studying antibiotic resistance in cattle, as well as in a small animal hospital assisting with both clinical and laboratory efforts.
She received her M.S. from the University of Florida in 2020 with a degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences, supported by the UF Alumni Graduate Fellowship. Her research was conducted in the CVM Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology and focused on the characterization of a novel picornavirus found in clownfish.
Elizabeth has continued her work with the UF CVM as a PhD student in the Aquatic Animal Health program within the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Her research is focused on the development and implementation of machine learning algorithms to distinguish between different types of histopathological findings in manatee kidneys. She hopes that this research will aid in the detection of various disease states, as well as elucidate patterns within
the data to aid in manatee conservation.
Outside of academia, Elizabeth enjoys rock climbing, tending to her (87) houseplants, and spending time with her cat.