About Jennifer Higgins
Jennifer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, CSU. Her faculty advisor is Richard Bowen, Department of Biomedical Sciences. Jennifer’s project is a collaborative effort to characterize the prevalence and causative agent of the zoonotic disease, brucellosis, in the livestock and human populations in northern Mongolia with the goal of enhancing the sustainability of the nomadic herding culture in this region. She is collaborating with Dr. Cliff Montagne, Montana State University, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science, and founder of the NGO BioRegions International; and Mongolian collaborators Mishig Jijigsuren (former governor and veterinarian of Renchinlhumbe sum) and Dr. Erdenebaatar (Head of Public Health at the Mongolian University of Agriculture).