Katia Koelle, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, 2005
BS, Stanford University, 1997
Ecology and Population Biology
Research Categories: Theoretical biology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases
Research Description: My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. I use a combination of mathematical and statistical approaches to understand the processes driving the disease dynamics of pathogens. My interests include the effect of climate on disease dynamics and the role that immune escape plays in the ecological dynamics of RNA viruses. Current projects focus on influenza, dengue, and norovirus.
- Volz, E.M., Koelle, K., Bedford, T., Viral phylodynamics, PLoS Computational Biology (Accepted, 2012) .
- Scholle, S.O., Ypma, R., Lloyd, A.L., Koelle, K., The effect of epidemiological dynamics on viral substitution rates, in review in The American Naturalist (Submitted, 2012) .
- Yuan, H., Koelle, K., The evolutionary dynamics of receptor binding avidity in influenza A: a mathematical model for a new antigenic drift hypothesis, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. (Accepted, 2012) .
- Ratmann, O., Donker, G., Meijer, A., Fraser, C., Koelle, K., Phylodynamic inference and model assessment with Approximate Bayesian Computation: influenza as a case study, PLoS Computational Biology (Accepted, 2012) .
- WHO-VMI Dengue Vaccine Modeling Group (including K. Koelle), Assessing the potential of a candidate dengue vaccine with mathematical modeling, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 6 no. 3 (2012), pp. e1450 [doi] .
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