We study how the host adaptive immune response coevolves with pathogens, especially in ways relevant to epidemiological and evolutionary forecasting, vaccine design, and pathogen diversity. Our work is computational, and we collaborate closely with immunologists and epidemiologists.
Welcome to Qifang Bi, who recently completed her PhD in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins SPH. Qifang will be investigating immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 for the PARIS-SPARTA studies and variation in the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine. She will be co-advised by Marc Lipsitch.
Nov. 30, 2020
Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, Rt in PLOS Computational Biology (in press) (2020)
Middle-aged individuals may be in a perpetual state of H3N2 influenza virus susceptibility in Nature Communications (2020)