Infectious Disease

Infectious disease research focuses on synthesizing the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of hosts and parasites and exploring optimal strategies for both immune defense and public health intervention. Faculty pursue this integration across scales from parasite and immune molecules to global pandemic spread. Epidemiological and social science theory, cutting edge data analysis, laboratory science and field work are combined to explore an extremely wide range of systems, spanning viruses, bacteria, protozoa and helminths affecting human, animal and plant populations and communities.