Jamie Caldwell (Sziklay)

Jamie Caldwell is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Mordecai lab at Stanford University. She is investigating how climate patterns affect moquito-borne disease risk (e.g.,  dengue, zika, and chikungunya) for children in Kenya and Ecuador .

She also continues to collaborate with the Donahue lab on a NASA Research Opportunity in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) grant (2017-2021) to develop forecasting models of coral disease outbreaks for Hawaii, US-affiliated islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef (see FORE-C project page).

For Jamie’s PhD, she studied the spread of coral disease across the Hawaiian archipelago where she examined disease progression and transmission across a variety of spatial scales. Jamie was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow and worked closely with the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence – Island Earth during her dissertation.

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Follow Jamie on twitter @jamiesziklay and at www.infectiousness.weebly.com

Selected publications from PhD (see Google scholar for up-to-date list):

4. Caldwell, J, Eakin CM, Heron SF and Donahue M (2016) Satellite SST-Based Coral Disease Outbreak Predictions for the Hawaiian Archipelago. Remote Sensing 8(2):93.

3. Caldwell, J, Wiener, C, Heckman, M, and Lemus, J (2015) Corals: The Essence of Fluorescence. Currents 29(3).

 2. Mora, C, Caldwell, I, Caldwell, J, Fisher M, Genco B and Running S (2015) Biotic and human vulnerability to disappearing suitable days for plant growth under projected climate change. PLoS Bio 13(6): e1002166.
1. Garcia-Vedrenne AE, Groner M, Page-Karjian A, Siegmund G-F, Singhal S, Sziklay, J, Roberts, S. (2013) Development of Genomic Resources for a thraustochytrid Pathogen and Investigation of Temperature Influences on Gene Expression. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74196.