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Kali Holder

Morris Animal Foundation Global Health Fellow / Smithsonian Global Health Program

Research Focus

Dr. Kali Holder is the Morris Animal Foundation Global Health Fellow and a board certified Veterinary Pathologist. Her research with the Smithsonian is on emerging skin diseases in rhinoceros and giraffe of East Africa and emerging zoonotic diseases in bats through the PREDICT program. Dr. Holder received her DVM from the University of Florida and previously completed a postdoctoral research program with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. Her primary interests are in emerging diseases and applications of pathology and advanced diagnostics to conservation goals.