Dr. May was appointed in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Medicine in 2013. She was previously appointed in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University from 2010-2013 (holding the Fisher Endowed Chair of Biological Sciences from 2012-2013) and was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology at the University of Florida 's Emerging Pathogens Institute. Dr. May earned her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pathobiology and Bacteriology (respectively) from the University of Connecticut. Her research focus is on pathogen evolution and emerging diseases, and involves bacteria, parasites, and viruses. She also studies the role in the microbiome in protecting against infection, pharmaceutically-induced immune dysregulation and infection susceptibility, infection-mediated pain, and works up unusual clinical ID cases involving novel infectious agents. Dr. May contributes pieces to local and national print, radio, and television media on infectious diseases, and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 18 invited book chapters, and has given several platform presentations at national and international meetings.
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Dr. May lives in coastal Maine with her partner of over 20 years, their two boys, and their collection of rescued pets (currently featuring one dog, two kittens, one FIV+ cat, and three fish). She enjoys cooking, nerd culture, comedy, and playing with her family!