Emily Le Sage (Hall), PhD

Assistant Professor
Biology Department, Skidmore College

Dr. Le Sage (Hall) joined the Rollins-Smith Lab in 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher on the Department of Defense SERDP project looking at the effects of climate change on amphibian disease susceptibility. She received her PhD in Zoology in 2016 from Washington State University, where she was advised by Dr. Erica Crespi. She finished her BS in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2010.  She moved to a new post doctoral position at Temple University in the summer of 2021 but returned to the Rollins-Smith Lab as a Research Assistant Professor in October 2022.  Dr. Le Sage focused her work on our Biology Integration Institute (BII): “Resilience Institute Bridging Biological Training and Research (RIBBiTR)" project. The institute encompasses nine academic institutions and thirteen senior investigators using field and laboratory studies to investigate how amphibian species are developing long term resistance to the fungal disease chytridiomycosis that has caused decades-long declines in amphibian populations around the world.  As of August 2023, Dr. Le Sage moved to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she works as an assistant professor.