Kelsey Gritter

I am currently a Master’s student, in ecology/mathematical biology, working with Dr. Evelyn Merrill and Dr. Mark Lewis.  The project that I am working on is an individual-based model for the transmission of chronic wasting disease (CWD) that includes environmental factors.  This model will be used to investigate artificial attractants and what the ideal management of these attractants is for limiting disease spread.

I have a BSc degree from The King’s University with a major in biology and a double minor in chemistry and mathematics.

Awards

Department of Biological Sciences Teaching Assistant Commendation (2021)
Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Program – NSERC (2020-2021)
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship – University of Alberta (2020)

Presentations
2020

Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease, Poster presentation, ACTWS 2020, Camrose, AB, March 14, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)

Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. Poster presentation, R.E. Peter Biology Conference, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, March 4, 2020.

Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. Oral presentation, Merrill-Boyce Lab Meeting, February 6, 2020

Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. Oral presentation, Lewis Lab Meeting, January 27, 2020