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Dr. Lisa Belden

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Biological Sciences

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Lisa Belden is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dr. Belden is a community ecologist working primarily in the field of disease ecology. Many projects in the Belden lab have direct ties to the IGC program, such as work examining the role of symbiotic skin microbes in preventing amphibian infection by the chytrid fungus that has caused many amphibian population declines around the world.  Most of the current projects in the Belden Lab focus on the theme of understanding how host-associated microbes impact disease dynamics across a variety of systems.