News: Infectious Disease

What can Rocky Mountain wildflowers tell us about pathogen evolution?
Aug. 2, 2018

PhD student Ian Miller spent part of his summer outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, studying wild flax and its fungal rust pathogen. The flax-rust system is the classic "gene-for-gene" system, in which pathogens evolve "virulence alleles" that allow them to infect hosts that have evolved "resistance alleles." The ability to infect hosts is…

Senior thesis: Khan investigates measles in her native Pakistan
May 8, 2018
When the Khan family left Pakistan with their three young children, they never imagined that their then-3-year-old daughter would return as a student at Princeton University, let alone that she would be tackling a problem that has frustrated global health researchers.
Competing for blood: How ecologists are solving infectious disease mysteries
Feb. 21, 2018

Princeton ecologists professor Andrea Graham and postdoc Sarah Budischak were able to explain why co-infected patients got sicker after being dewormed: without the hookworms to keep them in check, the malaria infection ran rampant.

Edwin Carbajal '14 shares why he majored in EEB
June 1, 2017

Edwin Carbajal ’14

My love for biology stems from both my curiosity to understand the world around me and my belief that truth and goodnesscan be found through the various disciplines that academia offers. Joining the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at Princeton has further deepened my appreciation for the…

Schools remain a potential hotspot for measles transmission, even in the vaccine era
Nov. 21, 2016

Measles, one of the world’s most contagious diseases, can spread more quickly in schools than previously thought, according to Princeton University-led research. The researchers report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the only sure…