Katia Koelle, Associate 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.
- Luo, S. and K. Koelle, Navigating the devious course of evolution: the importance of mechanistic models for identifying eco-evolutionary dynamics in nature, The American Naturalist, vol. 181 no. S58-S75 (2013) .
- Wu, S., Koelle, K., and A. Rodrigo, Coalescent entanglement: conditional dependence of the times-to-common-ancestry of mutually exclusive pairs of individuals, Journal of Heredity, vol. 104 no. 1 (2013), pp. 86-91 .
- Volz, E.M., Koelle, K., Bedford, T., Viral phylodynamics, PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 9 no. 3 (2013), pp. e1002947 .
- 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., vol. 368 no. 1614 (2013), pp. 20120204 .
- Scholle, S.O., Ypma, R., Lloyd, A.L., Koelle, K., Viral substitution rate variation can arise from the interplay between within-host and epidemiological dynamicssubstitution rates, The American Naturalist, vol. 182 no. 4 (2013), pp. 494-513 [doi] .
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