Rohani Lab

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

Daily Archives: December 4, 2013

Summer 2013

July: We’re pleased to welcome Felicia Magpantay and Matthieu Domenech, who will be joining the lab as postdoctoral research fellows to work on the NIH-funded project on pertussis. Felicia will be starting in August and Matthieu in September. June: The Rohani lab was sad to wave goodbye to two long-term members this summer. Sourya Shrestha has taken up a position at Johns Hopkins to study TB and Julie Blackwood has … Continue Reading

Winter 2013

January: The Institute of Medicine published its report titles “The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety“.  Pej was a member of the panel that wrote the report.  See UM news service.

Summer 2012

September: Vicki’s paper, published in Biology Letters, concerning the potential impacts of climate change on avian influenza transmission in Delaware Bay has generated much media interest. See UM news service and Science Daily. June: Daniel Streicker’s paper on the effects of culling on rabies in Peruvian vampire bats is published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Biological Sciences, receiving considerable press attention (UM news service press release, … Continue Reading

Winter 2012

April: Pej and Aaron receive 5 year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study pertussis (UM news service press release) . January: The lab welcomes Maria Riolo, who will be working towards her PhD under the joint supervision of Pej and Mark Hunter.  

Autumn 2011

November: Many congratulations to Daniel Streicker, who defended his PhD dissertation on the 21st! He will now continue his work on vampire bat rabies in Peru as a postdoc on his NSF grant.  

Summer 2011

August: The lab welcomes Liz Levin, who has enrolled into the PhD program in Epidemiology, as part of the Interdisciplinary Program in Infectious Diseases. She will be working on the transmission biology and genomics of pertussis. August: We welcome Jijun Zhao to the lab. Jijun will be working on Avian Influenza transmission in the US. July: The paper by Roche et al. (2011; BMC Bioinformatics) has been awarded the designation … Continue Reading

Spring 2011

January: We welcome Eli Goldwyn to the lab. Eli will be working on pertussis outbreaks in the US.

Autumn 2010

November:  There was considerable interest in the paper by Rohani et al. on pertussis epidemiology.  See for example: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40135271/ns/health-infectious_diseases/ http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Vaccines/23305 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/207748.php http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1949364/children_not_adults_spread_whooping_cough/ http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/107506828.html Check out Aaron King’s interview on CBS news: http://wibw.videogenesis.net/watch?v=12771&ref=recent  October:  Congratulations to lab Alum Matt Bonds (Harvard School of Public Health) who has just been awarded the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.  This fellowship will allow Matt to continue his work on the feedback between … Continue Reading

Spring 2010

August: Congratulations to Daniel for his recent publication: DG Streicker, AS Turmelle, MJ Vonhof, IV Kuzmin, GF McCracken, and CE Rupprecht (2010) Host Phylogeny Constrains Cross-Species Emergence and Establishment of Rabies Virus in Bats Science 329: 676-679. July: The Rohani lab welcomes Julie Blackwood who joins the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow. Julie, who has just finished her PhD with Alan Hastings at UC Davis, will be working on … Continue Reading

Autumn 2009

September: The Rohani lab welcomes Xue Zhong and Sourya Shrestha as postdoctoral research fellows. Xue will be working on models of pertussis transmission and Sourya will be developing statistical inference methods for dengue. August: Congratulations to Benjamin, who has been offered a permanent position at UMMISCO (Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Complex Systems), Paris.