About Me

My name is Kishana Taylor and I am a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, where I am advised by Dr. David Stallknecht and Dr. Daniel Mead through the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. I am part of the inaugural class of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences PhD program with track focusing on disease ecology. I received a B.S. in animal science from the University of Delaware and an M.S. in public health microbiology and emerging infectious. I seek to combine my knowledge from both of these areas in my PhD by taking  an interdisciplinary approach to investigating zoonotic disease and arboviruses.

My doctoral project is focused on creating an experimental model for epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, a vector borne virus that infects ruminants. My overall interests include arboviruses and the interactions between both the virus and the host and the virus and the vector. Additionally zoonotic disease and viral discovery are other topics of interest.

Ph.D Candidate, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Biomedical Health Sciences Institute
University of Georgia

B.S., Animal Science, 2011
M.S., Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Disease, 2013

 President, Sigma Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alumni Chapter