Rohani Lab

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

Category Archives: 2015

Polymicrobial interactions: Influenza and Pneumonia

In the newly published paper by Shrestha et al., we use a mechanistic transmission model within a likelihood framework to infer the nature, strength and duration of the impact of influenza infection on subsequent risk of pneumonia.  We find evidence for a short-lived increase of ~100-fold in susceptibility to pneumonia following influenza infection.  Our collaborators on this project include Cecile Viboud (Fogarty International Center, NIH), Betsy Foxman (Epidemiology, UMich) and … Continue Reading

Magpantay et al. (2015; Parasitology)

Felicia’s paper has been accepted in Parasitology, as part of a special issue on Modelling Infectious Diseases (edited by Andy Fenton, University of Liverpool).  In our paper, we used likelihood-based inference applied to mechanistic transmission models to quantify the impact of acellular pertussis vaccine using incidence data from regions of Italy.  

Move to UGA

The Rohani lab has moved to the University of Georgia.  Pej has appointments in the Odum School of Ecology and the Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Micaela’s PhD defense

Congratulations to Micaela, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation!

May 2015

We are pleased to welcome Ana Bento, who is joining us from Imperial College, London.  Ana is a postdoctoral research associate and will be working on the epidemiology of pertussis

Polio transmission ecology

Micaela’s paper on the ecology of polio transmission was published in PLoS Biology.