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|PhD||University of Michigan- Ann Arbor||2005|
My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. I use a combination of mathematical and statistical approaches to understand the processes that give rise to the dynamic and evolutionary patterns of pathogens. More specifically, my interests fall into three main areas: 1) The regulation of infectious disease dynamics, 2) The determinants of genetic and antigenic diversity patterns in pathogen populations, and 3) Pathogen adaptation to environmental change. The systems I have worked most closely with include Vibrio cholerae (the bacterium that causes cholera) and influenza. Most of my current research focuses on the development of quantitative models to further our understanding of rapidly-mutating RNA viruses.