Rohani Lab

Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

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Dr Jasmina Luczo

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.

International visitors

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.

New postdoc!

The Rohani lab welcomes a new postdoc, Dr Afshin Mesbahi, who will be working on statistical inference for mechanistic models.

Pej speaks at Gates meeting

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.

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

Spring 2008

July 30: The Rohani lab welcomes Benjamin Roche, who comes from long-term collaborator Jean-Francois Guegan’s lab in Montpellier. Benjamin will be working on the epidemiology of Avian Influenza Viruses and pertussis. July 7-9: Pej gives an invited talk at Transmission 2008, held at the University of Warwick, UK. May 5: We welcome Angela Romito to the Rohani lab. Angela will be working as a research technician on the Plodia project. … Continue Reading