General Biology II
Writing in the Life Sciences
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Creative Writing – West Virginia University
M.S. in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: Infectious Disease – University of Georgia
PhD in Forest Resources: Wildlife Ecology and Management – University of Georgia
Dr. Shock's field of research is wildlife disease ecoepidemiology. In other words, she studies the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases of wildlife. A lot of her focus is on ticks and tick-transmitted diseases, many of which are zoonotic (i.e., can be transmitted to people). She use a combination of field and molecular techniques to investigate questions. She loves working with undergraduates and helping them to learn techniques and become more comfortable with research and scientific presentations.