Pauline Kamath


🕸Ecology, 🦟 Health and the environment, 🐂 Livestock, 🦠 Pathogens, 🐾 Wildlife

Kamath’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases in animals, particularly those at the wildlife-livestock interface. She aims to identify the drivers of disease outbreaks, transmission, and pathogen persistence within animal hosts and their environments. The overarching objective of this research is to predict future outbreaks and inform disease management strategies between wildlife and livestock populations. Kamath’s lab is also studying how PFAS affect non-game wildlife including loons. Visit Kamath’s biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Kamath balances time between teaching (50%) courses about laboratory and companion animal science and zoonoses and animal health, and research (50%) on infectious disease transmission dynamics and host-pathogen adaptation in wildlife disease systems.

Appointment details

Kamath’s work is supported by:

  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Pathogen evolution, transmission, and determinants of health in wild and domestic animal populations. Hatch project number ME021908.