Dr. Woodhams receives grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USFWS golden frog tadpole

Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus limosus) tadpole.
Photo: Brian Gratwicke.

Dr. Woodhams was awarded $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Amphibians in Decline Program for his proposal, Priming Immune Function of Endangered Panama Golden Frogs Prior to Reintroduction.  The project targets treatments at the tadpole stage of the now extinct-in-the-wild Atelopus zeteki that will be housed in an automated flow-through aquatics system at UMass Boston. Successful disease management treatments will be applied prior to reintroduction efforts in Panama.