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Dr Holly Gaff
Holly-Graff
 
Dr. Holly Gaff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University. Dr. Gaff earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Gaff’s research interests have focused mainly on mathematical epidemiology with a specific focus on the ecology of ticks and tick-borne diseases. Her work combines active surveillance field projects and mathematical modeling to study ticks both in the United States and in KZN. 
 Quote:   "Anyone who thinks mathematics is the hardest subject hasn’t tried to actually do science."
     
Position:   Honorary Associate Professor
Qualifications:   Ph.D Mathematics
B.S Mathematics/Environmental Science
Email:
  gaff@ukzn.ac.za 
     
Publications:
  Gaff, Holly D., Alexis White, Kyle Leas, Pamela Kelman, James C. Squire, David L. Livingston, Gerald A. Sullivan, Elizabeth W. Baker, Daniel E. Sonenshine, TickBot: A novel robotic device for controlling tick populations in the natural environment, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages 146-151.

Gaff HD, Kocan KM and Sonenshine DE, Tick-borne Rickettsioses II (Anaplasmataceae), in DE Sonenshine, RM Roe, eds., Biology of Ticks, Second Edition (book chapter), 2014.

Nadolny, RM, Wright CL, Sonenshine DE, Hynes WL, Gaff HD. Ticks and spotted fever group rickettsiae of southeastern Virginia. Ticks Tick-borne Dis. 2014. 5(1):53-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2013.09.001

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