Foley Laboratory in Infectious Disease Ecology

Jane Riner

Jane Riner

Jane completed a BS in Animal Biology with a coursework specialization in disease and parasitology at UC Davis in June 2017. During her undergraduate career, she collaborated with the Foley Lab and the CDFW Wildlife Investigations Lab, where she gained experience in live animal trapping, necropsy and molecular laboratory techniques, and conducting scientific research. She composed her undergraduate thesis on flea distributions in the endangered San Joaquin kit fox and presented her work at the 29th Annual UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference in 2017.

Jane has also participated in numerous wildlife disease-related projects, including an extensive study of mountain lion health, sarcoptic mange in the San Joaquin kit fox, Aleutian disease parvovirus in striped skunks, leptospirosis in California wildlife, and a variety of ectoparasite and vector-borne disease studies of California wildlife. To build on her educational foundation and passion for wildlife health and conservation, Jane aspires to study veterinary medicine and wildlife diseases. Currently, she is a scientific aid at the CDFW Wildlife Investigations Lab and a lab technician in the Foley Lab.