Rohani Lab

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases


Pertussis Book!

A volume titled Pertussis: Epidemiology, Immunology & Evolution has been published by Oxford University Press.  Co-edited with Sam Scarpino.


Delighted that former Rohani lab postdoc, Julie Blackwood, has been promoted with tenure at Williams College. Congratulations, Julie!

New Postdoc

We welcome Dr Arash Saeidpour to the lab, who will be working on our MIDAS-funded project on measles and pertussis vaccination in the US.

MIDAS grant

In collaboration with Dr Shweta Bansal, we have received a 5-year grant to study vaccination and re-emergence of childhood diseases.  We are looking to recruit two postdoctoral research associates for this project.

MIDAS Network

Pej has been elected to the executive committee of the NIH’s Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) network for a two-year term. He will serve as chair in the coming year.

NIH Study Section

From July 1 2017 until June 30 2021, Pej will serve on the National Institutes of Health study section, IRAP (Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions).

Collaborative grant

As part of a collaborative team, led by Dr Mark Tompkins, Pej received a grant to study the effects of the microbiome on the outcomes of respiratory infections. The project is funded by the UGA President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program.

International visitors

The Rohani lab is hosting Dr Claudia Pia Ferreira (Sao Paulo State University, Brazil) and Dr Seyed Moghadas (York University, Canada).

July 20, 2016


I would be interested in receiving enquiries from potential postdocs with a strong background in quantitative sciences and an interest in the range of projects in the lab.

Please identify the research area in the lab that you would be interested in working on, together with a brief description of your background and experience. Please also arrange for 3 references to send letters of recommendation to me directly.

If you are interested in the lab’s research focuses, please send me an e-mail ( for more information. You can also visit the Odum School of Ecology webpage for more information on graduate programs and the application process


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