I am an infectious disease ecologist. My primary interest is the seasonality of infectious diseases; although I am broadly interested in various aspects of disease and population ecology. My current research focuses on trying to understand the ecological, demographic, and environmental drivers behind seasonal epidemics of early-life infections, including poliomyelitis, measles, and chickenpox. A […]
Jenni brings research experience in genetics and molecular biology as well as dramatic flair to bear upon problems in parasite transmission. One of her favorite systems to think about is transmission of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) by triatomine vectors. She completed her Ph.D. jointly with our group and Andy Dobson’s in 2015.
Romain is an evolutionary ecologist and veterinarian who is interested above all in how natural selection shapes the strength and duration of immune defenses, especially maternally derived immunity. He has worked a lot on wild birds but now works on mammals, too, and charming ones at that: the Soay sheep of St. Kilda, Scotland (while […]