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Mark D. Jankowski

Dr. Jankowski received his B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1995, and went on to earn an M.S.P.H. from University of Utah (Dean Lillquist, advisor)in 2000 and a
Ph.D. in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology from University of Wisconsin-Madison (Warren Porter, advisor) in 2007. His dissertaton was entitled: "The influence of habitat disturbance and synergized resmethrin on avian immunocompetence"

His work experience includes:
2006-2008. Wildlife Disease Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI
2008-Present. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (Jeanne Fair, advisor) Projects related to better understanding variation in avian influenza host range

Dr. Jankowski is interested in understanding how environmental, ecological, and host factors influence the immunocompetence and physiological condition of avifauna using field and laboratory research techniques. Recognizing that humans and wildlife use habitats that often overlap, part of his research is directed towards understanding the interrelationships between wildlife health and human health.

Research Interests

  • Immunotoxicology
  • Ecological Immunology
  • Avian Disease

Representative Publications

Fair JM and Jankowski MD. 2010. Bird conservation is public health intervention. New Mexico Ornithological Society Bulletin, In Press.

Jankowski MD, Franson JC, Möstl E, Porter WP, Hofmeister EK. 2010. Testing independent and interactive effects of synergized resmethrin and corticosterone on immunity to West Nile virus in chickens. Toxicology 269 (2010) 81-88.

Jankowski MD, Wittwer DJ, Heisey DM, Franson JC, Hofmeister EK. 2009. The adrenocortical response of greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) to capture, ACTH injection and confinement as measured in fecal samples. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82(2),190-201.

Stefaniak AB, Weaver VM, Cadorette M, Puckett LG, Schwartz, BS, Wiggs LD, Jankowski MD, Breysse, PN. 2003. Summary of historical beryllium uses and airborne concentration levels at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 18(9),708-15

 

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