Carly R. Muletz Wolz is currently working at the forefront of disease ecology and functional microbiome research. She employs an interdisciplinary approach to improve understanding of host-pathogen-microbiome dynamics.
Wolz's projects include:
- Identifying mechanisms leading to amphibian host defenses against pathogens
- Utilizing museum collections to quantify amphibian skin microbiome change over time
- Determining if Hawaiian native birds were preyed upon by invasive rats using microbial forensics
- Quantifying primate milk microbial evolution
As a Skorton Scholar, she will continue to integrate methodologies such as microbiology, microbiomics, ancient DNA and statistics to make strides in answering fundamental questions that will impact our understanding of host-pathogen dynamics and help guide conservation policy.