Finding the Pattern

Carol Meteyer (’83)
From white-nose syndrome to bringing a population of vultures back from virtual extinction, Carol Meteyer’s work has helped find the causes of serious wildlife diseases. Her work with white-nose syndrome led to a screening process for humans entering any cave in the United States. And her discovery that a drug used in cattle had caused 99% of Pakistan’s oriental vulture population to die, led to several nations in the India sub-continent to ban the drug allowing the vulture population to return to normal. “I always followed my opportunities even if the opportunity didn’t seem to be my passion at the moment,” she says. “As long as it was intellectually stimulating that was what drove me.”