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A volume titled Pertussis: Epidemiology, Immunology & Evolution to be published by Oxford University Press. Co-edited with Sam Scarpino.
We welcome Dr Arash Saeidpour to the lab. Arash will be working on measles and pertussis in the US, on an NIH-funded project with Dr Shweta Bansall (Georgetown University), Dr Murali Haran (Penn St) and Dr Saad Omer (Emory University).
Pej has been elected to the executive committee of the NIH’s Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS). He will also serve as chair.
For the next four years, Pej will serve on the National Institutes of Health study section, IRAP (Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions).
We welcome Dr Jasmina Luczo to the lab. Jaz will be based in the Department of Infectious Diseases (College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA), working on avian influenza viruses in collaboration with Dr Mark Tompkins.
We are delighted to host two international visitors this summer. Dr Claudia Pia Ferreira will be visiting from São Paulo State University, Brazil. She is interested in Dengue epidemiology as well as the evolution of hospital-acquired infections. Dr Seyed Moghadas is from York University, Canada and is known for his expertise on dynamical systems theory, especially mathematical and computational epidemiology.
The Rohani lab welcomes a new postdoc, Dr Afshin Mesbahi, who will be working on statistical inference for mechanistic models.
Pej spoke at a meeting organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, addressing the burden of infant pertussis in low and middle income countries. The meeting was held at Emory University.
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
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