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Microbiome, Amphibians, Chytrid, Disease, Bacteria, Fungi, Health, BatrachochytriumView Carly's CV
Carly R. Muletz Wolz is a microbial ecologist. She is fascinated by how some microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses) cause disease, while other microbes prevent disease. Her research focuses on understanding the context of why some microbes cause harm, while others are beneficial. She uses a suite of tools in field and lab settings to improve understanding of host-pathogen-microbiome dynamics, including microbiology, molecular biology, ancient DNA and statistics. Muletz Wolz’s findings help guide conservation action and address fundamental questions on host-pathogen dynamics.
Muletz Wolz’s projects include:
- Identifying mechanisms leading to amphibian host defenses against pathogens
- Determining if Hawaiian native birds were preyed upon by invasive rats using microbial forensics
- Quantifying microbial and mammalian co-diversification in mammal milks
- Identifying relationships between gut microbiomes and animal health in zoo populations
Muletz Wolz obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish language and literature from Frostburg State University, her Master of Science in Biology from James Madison University and her doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland.