Tyson Research Center Staff
Kim oversees all Tyson operations, including planning and facilitating use of Tyson for research, education, and outreach. She also leads a research program that focuses of the effects of human perturbations to ecological and evolutionary processes on disease vectors and their pathogens. Website
Solny develops, coordinates, and conducts research to support and expand long-term environmental research at Tyson. Solny’s research interests include tick-borne disease ecology, urban wildlife ecology, and human impacts on zoonotic disease systems.
Natural Resources Coordinator
& Staff Scientist
Elizabeth manages landscape and research infrastructure for current and future research conducted at Tyson. She collects and manages data for long term monitoring programs for Tyson and as part of the Medley lab.
Ruth Ann Bizoff
Accounting and administrative support Coordinator
Ruth Ann is the point person for access to Tyson. She handles accounting and payroll and manages purchase of materials and supplies.
Tim is a vital part to the general maintenance and workings of Tyson. He is a jack of all trades and helps with any facility issues that may arise.
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Susan facilitates the involvement of pre-college and undergraduate students in authentic research experiences with Tyson-based scientists, and studies these experiences to provide for data-driven success. She also works with Tyson researchers in support of their mentoring skills and broader impacts activities.
Pete is responsible for the upkeep of Tyson buildings, roads, and vehicle fleet. He makes sure all infrastructure systems are running smoothly (water, solar, geothermal, electrical, internet, etc.).
Andrew oversees Tyson's accounting team and budget.
Dan provides maintenance support and general upkeep of our facilities. He works closely with Pete and Tim on various projects on our buildings and around our site.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Medley Lab
Katie's research focuses on the ecology and evolution of mosquitoes of medical importance. She began studying mosquito communities at Tyson in 2012 as a PhD student and now conducts both field and laboratory experiments full time.