Rebecca A Cole


Rebecca is the Section Head of the Parasitology Laboratory in the Laboratory Sciences Branch at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center. Rebecca earned her PhD in Pathobiology from Auburn University, Alabama with a research focus in parasitology. Most of her research has focused on invasive or introduced parasites and parasites of invasive species.


  • Ph.D Pathobiology/Parasitology, Auburn University, AL 1994
  • MSc Biology, Murray State University, Murray KY, 1987
  • B.A. Biology Minor Chemistry, Maryville College, Maryville, TN