Marcy Jan Souza is an associate professor of biomedical and diagnostic sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She teaches courses on wildlife disease, multispecies medicine, infectious diseases, and zoonoses and food hygiene.
Plants & Animals Experts
Henri Grissino-Mayer is a professor of geography and director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science. He uses dendrochronology, the science of tree rings, to learn about the past environment.
Gordon M. Burghardt works in several areas of animal behavior and is an expert on the ethology of reptiles and bears. He also works on many aspects of play behavior, ethical treatment of animals, and zoo animal welfare.
Justin Rhinehart is an assistant professor with expertise in beef cattle management and applied reproductive technologies in beef cattle.
Tyson B. Raper specializes in the agronomics of cotton production with a particular emphasis on variety testing, the remote detection and variable amelioration of nutrient stress, and site characterization/irrigation scheduling using canopy temperature and soil moisture measurements.
Annette Engel works to understand the nature and extent of microbial activities in geochemical reactions that involve aqueous solutions and geological materials through time.
Neal Stewart is the director of the Tennessee Plant Research Center. His research takes place at the interface between environmental biology, functional genomics, and biotechnology, with plants being at the core of his research.
Elizabeth Strand is the founding director of Veterinary Social Work whose interests include the link between human and animal violence, animals in family systems, the scholarly and practice development of veterinary social work as a sub-specialty of social work practice, communication skills, conflict resolution, and mediation and stress management techniques in animal welfare environments.
Dr. Darryl Millis is a professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the CARES Center for Veterinary Sports Medicine.
Gary McCracken researches population biology, molecular ecology, animal behavior, conservation biology, and the ecology of infectious diseases.