Jerry is an expert on the complex determinants of maternal and child health in resource-limited settings. He is also a registered nurse. He thus brings both scientific and clinical perspectives to bear upon public health projects on mother-to-child HIV transmission, access to clean water, and breastfeeding. Jerry is especially interested in causes of the varied […]
Ed is a mathematical biologist and experimentalist who investigates the ecology and evolution of inducible defenses in the face of sabotage by parasites. He is particularly interested in the design principles of immune systems. Ed was co-advised by Simon Levin. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the NIAID of the NIH.
Micaela is an infectious disease ecologist with strong interests in seasonality and other biological rhythms, digital epidemiology, transgenerational immunity, and vaccine modes of action. She held an NSF Fellowship at Princeton 2015-17 and then joined the faculty of Columbia University. She and her work were featured in Science magazine in spring 2020 in an exploration of whether […]
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.