Alynn Martin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Assistant Professor

Alynn Martin is a research scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. She was raised in northeastern Ohio (go Browns!) and spent time in western Michigan, Tasmania (Australia), and Montana while pursuing her education. During this time, she’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of wildlife species, but almost always with a focus on disease. Alynn has a background in wildlife disease ecology, statistical modeling, and population genetics. Her interests are focused on managing the impacts and spread of wildlife disease at the population scale and understanding the physiological and behavioral toll of disease on individual hosts. Her interests are broad and include sarcoptic mange in wildlife, diseases of cervids and bovids (including chronic wasting disease, pneumonia in bighorn sheep, and brucellosis), tick-borne illnesses, and diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, spending time with family and friends, and weightlifting.