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

NOVEMBER 2016
Influenza imprinting paper published in Science...read it here!.

OCTOBER 2016
Jamie receives UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award...read more.

SEPTEMBER 2016
Riley and Benny join the lab - welcome! read more.

AUGUST 2016
Jamie and Katy are delighted to welcome baby Liam....read more.

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