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Microbiome, Amphibians, Chytrid, Disease, Bacteria, Fungi, Health, Batrachochytrium, SalamandersView Carly's CV
Carly R. Muletz Wolz is a microbial ecologist and salamander biologist. Her research focuses on understanding the context of why some microbes cause harm, while others are beneficial – particularly in the amphibian-chytrid disease system. She applies microbiology, molecular biology, ancient DNA and statistical methods in field and lab studies to improve understanding of host-pathogen-microbiome dynamics. Dr. Muletz Wolz’s findings help guide conservation action and address fundamental questions in host-microbial ecology and evolution.
Muletz Wolz’s projects include:
- Identifying mechanisms leading to amphibian host defenses against pathogens
- Determining if 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.