Standout Students


Andrew Bartlow
Wilkes Alumni 2010
Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Biosecurity and Public Health
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Bartlow obtained his PhD from the University of Utah and currently works in Biosecurity and Public Health at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research focuses on community ecology of parasites, mammals and birds. Dr. Barlow also studies infectious diseases and their response to changing environmental conditions as well as dispersal of acorns by rodents and birds.

 Gregory Turner

Gregory Turner
Wilkes Alumni 1994
Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Diversity Division
Pennsylvania Game Commission

Greg has worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission since 2004 and now leads the PGC’s Endangered and Non-game Mammals program, where he studies species like the endangered Indiana bat and the previously endangered northern flying squirrel. His work in Dr. Steele’s lab included research on flying squirrel parasite transmission and the expanding range of the southern flying squirrel.


Rachel Curtis-Robles, PhD
Wilkes Alumni 2010
Epidemiologist at San Mateo County Health
San Mateo, Calif.

Since leaving the Steele lab, Dr. Curtis-Robles obtained her PhD from Texas A&M University and is currently working as an epidemiologist for the San Mateo County Health Communicable Diseases and Tuberculosis Program in California.