Clifton McKee

Clif McKeeAdvisor: Colleen Webb
Office: Biology 333

I am a disease ecologist interested in the ways that host and vector ecology affect infection dynamics and parasite diversification, with a particular focus on bacteria in bats.

Selected Publications

Bai Y, Urushadze L, Osikowicz L, McKee C, Kuzmin I, Kandaurov A, Babuadze G, Natradze I, Imnadze P, Kosoy M (2017) Molecular survey of bacterial zoonotic agents in bats from the country of Georgia (Caucasus). PLOS ONE, 12, e0171175.

McKee CD, Hayman DTS, Kosoy MY, Webb CT (2016) Phylogenetic and geographic patterns of bartonella host shifts among bat species. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 44, 382–394.

Zinzow-Kramer WM, Horton BM, McKee CD, Michaud JM, Tharp GK, Thomas JW, Tuttle EM, Yi S, Maney DL. (2015) Genes located in a chromosomal inversion are correlated with territorial song in white-throated sparrows. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 14, 641–654.

Bai Y, Hayman DTS, McKee CD, Kosoy MY (2015) Classification of Bartonella strains associated with straw-colored fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) across Africa using a multi-locus sequence typing platform. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9, e0003478.