Amanda Muñoz-Meneses

Graduate Student in Biology


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I am broadly interested in disease ecology and conservation. Particularly, I am interested in studying chytridiomycosis, the disease caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a fungus decimating amphibian species globally. At the O'Connell Lab, I aim to study the host-pathogen interactions of chytridiomycosis using poison frogs as a model to understand how this disease affects organisms with chemical defenses in their skin. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked in amphibian conservation, sexual selection, bioacoustics, and animal behavior.

Outside of lab I love spending time with my family and my son, traveling, eating Colombian food, working on my family business, and lifting weights.