Host-pathogen dynamics and evolution

About the Lab

Our aim is to advance theory in ecology and evolution by studying host-pathogen systems. We use mathematical and computational models to test hypotheses. Ultimately, we'd like to understand how the host adaptive immune response coevolves with pathogens, especially in ways relevant to vaccine design. See more.

Recent & Upcoming Events

July 14, 2017

Frank and Sarah, in collaboration with Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School), examine the impact of vaccines on the evolution of seasonal influenza and the associated implications for public health policy.

July 11, 2017

Sarah and collaborators find evidence that low seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in 2012-13 was not caused by egg-adaptative mutations.