David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2007, Texas Tech University
M.S., 2002, Texas State University
B.S., 2000, Texas State University



Genetics (BIO 2450)
Applied Bioinformatics (BIO 7360Y)
Mycology (BIO 7360W)

Research Interests

Diseases of amphibians (chytrid fungus), Bacterial symbiont diversity

Selected Publications

Rodriguez, D, TM Guerra, MRJ Forstner, D Hahn. 2016. Diversity of Frankia in soil assessed by Illumina sequencing of nifH gene fragments. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 39:391-397.

Rodríguez-Brenes, S, D Rodriguez, R Ibáñez, MJ Ryan. 2016. Spread of amphibian chytrid fungus across lowland populations of Túngara frogs in Panamá. PLoS one 11 (5), e0155745.

Jenkinson, TS, C Betancourt Román, C Lambertini, A Valencia-Aguilar, D Rodriguez, C Nunes-de-Almeida, J Ruggeri, A Belasen, DS Leite, KR Zamudio, J Longcore, LF Toledo, and T James. 2016. Amphibian-killing chytrid in Brazil comprises both stable endemic and recently expanded populations. Molecular Ecology. 25: 2978–2996.

Bovo, R, D Andrade, FL Toledo, AV Longo, D Rodriguez, CFB Haddad, KR Zamudio, and CG Becker. 2016. Physiological responses of Brazilian amphibians to an enzootic infection of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 117: 245–252.

Lambertini, C, CG Becker, TS Jenkinson, D Rodriguez, DS Leite, TY James, KR Zamudio, and LF Toledo. 2016. Local phenotypic variation in amphibian-killing fungus predicts infection dynamics. Fungal Ecology. 20:15-21.

Becker, CG, D Rodriguez, AV Longo, LF Toledo, C Lambertini, DS Leite, CFB Haddad, and KR Zamudio. 2016. Deforestation, host community structure, and amphibian disease risk. Basic and Applied Ecology 17:72-80.

Becker, CG, D Rodriguez, Lambertini, C, LF Toledo, and CFB Haddad. 2015. Historical dynamics of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Amazonia. Ecography 38:1–7.

Becker, CG, D Rodriguez, LF Toledo, AV Longo, C Lambertini, DT Corrêa, DS Leite, CFBB Haddad, and KR Zamudio. 2014. Partitioning the net effect of host diversity on an emerging amphibian pathogen. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281:1796.

Rodriguez, D, CG Becker, NC Pupin, CFB Haddad, and KR Zamudio. 2014. Long-term endemism of two highly divergent lineages of the amphibian-killing fungus in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Molecular Ecology 23:774-787.

Rosenblum, EB, T James, KR Zamudio, TJ Poorten, D Ilut, D Rodriguez, J. Eastman, K Richards-Hrdlicka, S Joneson, T Jenkinson, J Longcore, G Parra Olea, LF Toledo, ML Arellano, E Medina, S Resprepo, SV Flechas, L Berger, C Briggs, and J Stajich. 2013. Complex history of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus revealed with genome resequencing data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 9385-9390.

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