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Brian Gratwicke

Brian Gratwicke

Adjunct Associate Professor

Brian Gratwicke leads the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s amphibian conservation program. His research program is focused on finding way to mitigate the threat of chytridiomycosis, a devastating amphibian disease that has been implicated in the recent extinctions of amphibian species around the world. Brian designed and spearheaded the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project that has facilities in Panama housing ex-situ assurance populations of 12 amphibian species in danger of extinction.