Kerri Surbaugh
Masters Student

Contact Information

Office: SCA 224
Mailbox: SCA 110 
Phone: (813) 974-3839




B.S. Biomedical Sciences, University of South Florida, 2015


I am interested in determining how the host immune response and microbiome interact to influence infectious disease etiology. Specifically, I am intrigued by prevention of disease using host microbes. Currently, my research is focused on evaluating acquired resistance of tree frogs to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a deadly parasitic fungus that is associated with hundreds of amphibian extinctions worldwide.


Surbaugh, K. L., Roznik, E. A., & Rohr, J. R. (2017). Effects of Nematode Exposure (Aplectana hamatospicula) on Larval Cuban Tree Frogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis). In prep.