The

Lloyd-Smith

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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News

OCTOBER 2017
Miran graduates UCLA with a PhD! read more.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Sarah advances to candidacy read more.

AUGUST 2017
Congratulations to Sarah for getting married!! read more.

JULY 2017
Michael is a father!! read more.

APRIL 2017
Congratulations to Monique for geting married! read more.

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