Abigail McClain


Abby is a third-year undergraduate at IU majoring in Integrative and Organismal Biology and Spanish Linguistics. She joined PEEL because of her interest in ecosystem interactions and the impact of anthropogenic change in the tropics. Her current research interests include investigating host-parasite dynamics of the mantled howler monkey in Central America, the potential for zoonotic parasite transfer in human disturbed areas and how these factors impact immune response. Abby’s other projects help support research projects of graduate and doctoral students.