This is my former research website. I am now an associate editor handling all things ecology for the journal Nature Communications.
You can reach me at Alexa.McKay_AT_us_DOT_nature_DOT_com.
I received my PhD from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, advised by Drs. Sonia Altizer and Vanessa Ezenwa.
My research aimed to understand how host behavioral traits lead to variation in immune defense against pathogens in wild animals. I used a combination of field studies and lab experiments to address these questions in the fields of eco-immunology, disease ecology, and animal behavior.