lab at UCLA

Studying infectious diseases at the animal-human interface

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Our Research Program

We combine mathematical and computer models with field and laboratory data to understand how infectious diseases spread and evolve, and how to reduce their health impacts.

We focus on zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that transmit from animals to humans. Zoonoses make up 60% of all human pathogens and 75% of emerging infections, but are less well-studied than other human infections because their natural history crosses traditional scientific disciplines. We use models to integrate ideas and data from many disciplines, with the aim of answering big questions about zoonotic and emerging pathogens.

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APRIL 15, 2014
Welcome Sarah, Ana, and Lei! more.

APRIL 12, 2014
TREE article on identifying disease reservoirs is now online...Read it here.

APRIL 10, 2014
Study on HCV drug resistance published in PLoS Pathogens...Read it here.

APRIL 6, 2014
Jamie and Claude speak at Jacques Monod conference in more.

APRIL 1, 2014
Monique won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! more.

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