About Our Lab

The Novakofski & Mateus Chronic Wasting Disease Collaborative Labs is a result of the combined research efforts of Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla of the Illinois Natural History Survey and Jan Novakofski of the Department of Animal Sciences.

Laboratory meetings during COVID-19

The collaborative research of Drs. Novakofski and Mateus-Pinilla focuses on multiple aspects of wildlife.  Our main research investigates the genetics of free-ranging white-tailed deer and the impact of chronic wasting disease management in Illinois.  We also study other wildlife diseases including toxoplasma in Illinois river otters and white-nose syndrome in bats.  Our research projects are as diverse as our lab members!  Visit the projects and people pages for more information.

If you are interested in learning more about our lab group, please contact us!

Visit Dr. Mateus-Pinilla’s lab, the Wildlife Veterinary Epidimiology Laboratory.

Available Opportunities here.