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The Team

The Fidy lab includes students and scientists based at East Carolina University, the University of Antananarivo and at our molecular lab called "Mahaliana Labs"
in Madagascar. We are working together to determine how recent human-induced changes are reshaping the landscape of diseases and facilitating the movement of pathogens.

Join the lab!

Interested in joining the lab? please visit the Prospective students page

Lab Members


Lab Manager - Mahaliana Labs

Santatra Randrianarisoa

Santatra is a veterinarian and the Mahaliana lab manager. He earned his veterinary degree (DVM) from the University of Antananarivo in 2022 where he studied the epidemiology of chronic respiratory diseases (Mycoplasma gallisepticum) in poultry at live bird markets in Madagascar.


Veterinary student - University of Antananarivo

Sanda Rabenoro

Sanda is a veterinary student from the University of Antananarivo. She studies the ecology of a zoonotic parasite called Toxoplasma gondii in chickens across a gradient of climatic and husbandry conditions.

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You (?)

We welcome undergraduate and graduate students interested in joining our team! We are looking for students with interests in disease ecology, epidemiology and conservation sciences who are eager to participate in our current projects or pursue a question of their own involving a combination of field studies, molecular lab work and computational modeling.


Veterinary student - University of Antananarivo

Olivier Rasolofoniaina

Olivier is a veterinary student from the University of Antananarivo. He is expected to complete his degree in 2023 and is studying the epidemiology of potentially zoonotic pathogens such as Bartonella sp. in introduced rodents near a protected area of Madagascar.


Veterinary student - University of Antananarivo

Justorien Rambeloniaina

Justorien is a veterinary student from the University of Antananarivo. For his veterinary thesis, he studies the ecology and movement of a zoonotic disease called Leptospirosis via the cattle trade network in Madagascar.


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