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Identification of Factors Contributing to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Transfer Between Humans and Great Apes

Tiffany Wolf, DVM, was introduced to the field of wildlife research early in veterinary school when she received a student grant to conduct a survey for exposure to Eastern equine encephalitis virus in free-ranging chelonians (turtles/tortoises). Although her work has been primarily clinically based, she has a strong interest in wildlife infectious disease and population research. As a fellow, Wolf will begin a PhD program at the University of Minnesota and will study the risks of transmission of tuberculosis from humans to habituated mountain gorillas. The data gathered could provide invaluable data in the understudied area of anthropozoonotic disease transmission.

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Tiffany Wolf, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Co-sponsors: Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation; Rex and Nelle Jackson Foundation