Courtney is a co-infection specialist who led fieldwork to assess resilience of hosts to viral infections. Her interests include the ecology of within-host interactions among parasites and the epidemiological consequences of anthelmintic treatments.
Sarah is a physiological ecologist who doesn’t mind doing the often dirty work of studying helminth infection in hosts ranging from tadpoles to buffalo to mice. She brings together ideas from immunology, parasitology, and community ecology to better understand how hosts, multiple parasites, and nutrition interact to influence host health and disease dynamics. She has just moved on to […]
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.
Ann is that rare blend of theoretician and empiricist, and she cares equally about the mechanistic basis and population consequences of immunological variations. She is applying her skills and cross-scale vision to understand how flour beetles fight infection. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 and is now on the faculty at Vanderbilt University.
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 […]