Megan Winzeler is a Biological Science Laboratory Technician at the National Wildlife Health Center.
Megan has worked across multiple scientific and educational disciplines throughout her career. Her research focuses on the effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on amphibians and reptiles (including contaminants, hydroperiods, and diseases). At the NWHC, she works with teams that combine field ecology with genetic tools to answer important questions about amphibian and reptile disease dynamics and conservation. Megan has a strong background in science communication, working with communities in Georgia and South Carolina to understand the information presented in state and federal environmental monitoring programs. She has given over 100 educational talks and events that reached over 15,000 individuals annually while at the University of Georgia. She has created curriculum and presentations ranging from native wildlife and habitat conservation to understanding risk associated with environmental contaminants.
2020-present Biological Sciences Technician, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI
2017-2019 Outreach Project Coordinator, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Aiken, SC
2016-2017 Student Services Contractor in support of USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI
Education and Certifications
2009-2013 Wildlife Science, Bachelor’s of Science, Purdue University
2013-2016 Ecology, Master’s of Science, University of Georgia