Andreas Eleftheriou

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Andreas Eleftheriou

PhD candidate, Fish & Wildlife Biology

Personal Summary

I am broadly interested in wildlife disease ecology, ecotoxicology, and conservation medicine. I decided to pursue and expand on my research interests by joining the Luis lab while I employ my veterinary knowledge and skills. My dissertation research aims to characterize the effects of stress on the prevalence of pathogens in wildlife species by using the deer mouse-Sin Nombre virus system as a model disease system. I am particularly interested in combining field, laboratory, statistical and mathematical modeling work in my research. I came to UM from the Northeast USA, but I am originally from Cyprus. I received a B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Ecology and Conservation Biology from Boston University. Subsequently, I received an M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a D.V.M. from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University where I pursued my interests in exotic pet, wildlife and conservation medicine. After a one-year veterinary clinical internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew J. Ryan veterinary hospital, I went on to work briefly as a Faculty Associate at Elmira College before coming to the University of Montana.