National Wildlife Health Center

...advancing wildlife and ecosystem health

Honolulu Field Station Staff


TMW Thierry Work is a wildlife disease specialist and project leader of the Honolulu Field Station. He has a BS degree in entomology from Texas A&M University, a masters of science in entomology from University of California, Davis (UCD) and a doctor of veterinary medicine and a masters of preventive veterinary medicine from UCD. He completed a residency in wildlife medicine at UCD and worked for California Department of Fish and Game as a wildlife veterinarian before coming to Hawaii in 1992.
RAR Bob Rameyer is a biological technician. He has a BS degree in biology from Iowa State University. He worked as a technician for the US Department of Agriculture in Iowa and the National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin before coming to Hawaii in 1994. Bob heads up day to day operations of the HFS and generally keeps the wheels on the cart.
JD Julie Dagenais is a biological technician. Julie has a diploma in Ecological Technology from Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). She worked at the Canada National Research Council-Biotechnology Institute and at the Nunavut Research Institute before coming to Hawaii in 2004. Julie is working on developing laboratory techniques to better our understanding of wildlife diseases.
JD Renee Breeden is a biological technician. Renee has a BS degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. She worked in Colorado as a supervisory zookeeper at a butterfly house, water quality lab manager in a water treatment plant, and at Ocean Journey Aquarium before coming to Hawaii in 2006. Renee is the lead on West Nile Surveillance in the Pacific Islands and assists with day to day operations at the field station.

PAST VISITING SCIENTISTS/STUDENTS AT THE HONOLULU FIELD STATION

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Jody Schumacher, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Michele Manos, Kaiser Permanente and School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. Patricia Monagas, University of Las Palmas, Grand Canaria, Canary Islands,Spain. Trinity Wayne, Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Carlos Mario Orrego, Ministry of the Environment, Costa Rica.

Visiting students (not pictured)

Amy Patrick, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Denise Imai, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
Patty Gaffney, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.
Katie Tucker-Mohl, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, USA.
Heather Harris, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.
Alexandra Switzer, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.
Amarisa Marie, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Stephane Regis, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Lesanna Lahner, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Jacki Bell, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Lizette Durand, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Katharine Holder, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.
Chaundra Schofield, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Lei Yamasaki, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, USA.
Ken Weiner, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Max Bush, School Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Charlayna Cammarata, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Chialing Fong, National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Marine Biology, Taiwan.
Yih Ting Bong, Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung County, Taiwan.
Yael Farah, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Visting scientists (not pictured)

Dr. Thomas McQuistion, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, USA.
Dr. Fernando Alberto Munoz, Universidad Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico.
Dr. Matthias Ackermann, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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