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Dr. Anna Forsman

Dr. Anna Forsman is a research scientist in the Department of Biology and the Genomics & Bioinformatics Cluster at UCF. Prior to joining UCF in 2016, Dr. Forsman completed her Ph.D. work in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. Dr. Forsman is interested in the relationship between wild birds and the microorganisms that live in, on, and around them (ex. the gut microbiome). She is particularly interested in how bacterial communities in the environment interact with the avian immune system and how these interactions influence immune system development and function and overall bird health. At UCF, Dr. Forsman teaches courses in ornithology and genomics.