Alyssa Wetterau is a graduate student researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Species Survival working with the Center for Conservation Genomics to apply genetic and genomic technologies to improve the survival of threatened amphibian species. She focuses on the intersection of host, pathogen and microbiome in amphibian chytrid fungal disease in eastern hellbender salamanders and Panamanian golden frogs.

Wetterau's projects include:

  • Understanding the roles of host, microbiome and pathogen in relation to disease