Allison Neal, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biology, who joined the Norwich faculty in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and doctorate in biology from the University of Vermont.
A lifelong Vermonter, Neal has also spent time at the Universidad de Leon in Spain and undertaken research at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Pursuing research, she regularly spends part of her summer at a University of California research station in Northern California. Neal studies the evolution and ecology of parasites and now focuses on lizard malaria parasites in California and trematodes in Vermont. She spends considerable time in the lab and outdoors catching lizards, collecting snails, examining parasites with a microscope, and analyzing the genetics of parasites and their hosts. She teaches a variety of classes at Norwich, including Parasitology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Microbiology, and Introductory Biology. She co-directs the Vermont Science Fair and loves getting students of all ages involved in science.
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