University partners

Cornell University
Currently faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell, are collaborating on field and lab investigations of WNS. The focus of the fieldwork is to document the impact of WNS at historic maternity colonies of bats in central New York. Lab investigations are evaluating diagnostic techniques and epidemiology of the disease.
University of Illinois
A multidisciplinary research team led by the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is studying White Nose Syndrome, a devastating disease of bats. Working closely with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Shawnee National Forest, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, INHS scientists, along with specialists from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) and the