Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Assistant Research Scientist

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the epidemiology of infectious diseases in free-ranging North American wildlife species. My particular interests are in diseases of amphibians and reptiles, particularly snakes, with a focus on ophidiomycosis (snake fungal disease).

Educational Background

  • BS (2009), Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • DVM (2013), Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD (2021), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology


I am the Regional Wildlife Health Coordinator for the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) and serve as a wildlife disease consultant and research coordinator for the state agencies.

Selected Publications

Publications by Dr. Haynes can be found on Google Scholar.

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