Janet Foley is a Professor of Vector-borne Disease Epidemiology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She co-leads a variety of grants related to vole recovery and is a member of the ad-hoc Amargosa vole team. She studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in complex communities. She aims to understand how community complexity contributes to disease persistence and emergence, and how driving factors are affected by anthropogenic change.
In this show we talk about her work with Amargosa voles, which are on the brink of extinction. Foley, who is a Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center affiliated faculty member, is working with a team on a captive-breeding effort.