We are fascinated by the interactions between parasites and their hosts – which result in dramatic disease outbreaks, parasites jumping between host species, selection for sexual reproduction in the host, and parasite escape from the effects of drug or vaccine treatments. We take a population-centered approach, meaning we seek to explain population-level patterns in host and parasite organisms. Thematically, we're at the intersection of ecology and evolutionary biology. Most of our work is empirically motivated, and we use a range of techniques including simulation modeling, spatial statistics and machine learning to link theory and data.
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News & Events:
PLoS ONE Publication - a publication authored largely by current and past lab members titled ''When more transmission equals less disease: reconciling the disconnect between disease hotspots and parasite transmission'' Read More
REU site - we are a participatory lab in this exciting opportunity for undergraduates nationwide. Read More
Postdoc position - we are looking to hire a postdoctoral associate in 'Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease'. Read More
JWD Publication - a publication authored largely by current and past lab members on the link between land cover and a viral disease of wildlife has been accepted to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases Read More
JMB Publication - Krisztian and Andrew's paper on the dynamics of 'vaccine escape' mutants has been accepted to the Journal of Mathematical Biology Read More