Compassionate Conservation in the Woodhams Lab

To facilitate creative disease ecology research, and to encourage compassionate solutions from the next generation of conservation researchers,

the Woodhams lab will place a moratorium on all animal infection experiments beginning in 2023.

By not attending to the holobiont, reductionist lab experiments may misconstrue outcomes affecting collectives such as populations, communities, or species.

By focusing on holistic natural relationships over reductionist approaches we believe we can attain more rapid progress toward disease mitigation and personalized medicine.