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Katy Callaghan

Research Professional I

Katy Callaghan is a research professional in the Wilde Lab. Katy completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources with emphases in Fisheries and Wildlife, and Wildlife Management. During her time at Warnell, she held field technician positions at both the state and federal level. She specialized in trapping and lethal control of mesocarnivores and non-native wildlife species.

Her professional background includes wildlife damage management, human-wildlife conflict, and terrestrial disease investigation, particularly in mammals. During her graduate studies, Katy was involved with a cooperative agreement for research with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) to investigate the distribution of parasite species in the United States’ wild pig population. She worked full time as the necropsy technician at SCWDS post-graduation.

Currently, Katy assists in coordinating all ongoing projects for the Wilde Lab. She is particularly involved with investigating the neurologic effects of Aetokthonotoxin (AETX) on the vertebrate brain.

Research Interests:

Wildlife damage management, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife disease

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