May 25, 2018
Sylvia, Sarah and collaborators use statistical modeling of serological data to reveal differences in the dynamics of influenza immunity between children and adults.
May 10, 2018
Marcos has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Fellowship, one of the University of Chicago's highest honors. Congratulations, Marcos!
Apr 27, 2018
Congratulations to Sylvia for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
Feb 16, 2018
Marcos, Sarah, and collaborators had a paper accepted for publication in Molecular Biology and Evolution showing that mutability losses in long-lived B cell lineages are intrinsic to the neutral and adaptive evolution of B cell populations.
Feb 5, 2018
Sarah and collaborators had a paper accepted for publication in Clinical Infectious Diseases showing that low H3N2 vaccine efficacy in 2012-2013 may have been due to the emergence of antigenically novel influenza strains, and not due to a failure of the egg-adapted strain to induce an immune response to the intended vaccine strain.
Dec 5, 2017
Sylvia, Sarah, Greg Dwyer, and collaborators published a paper in PNAS showing that the high prevalence of HPV in men can be explained by repeated or sustained infections with ecologically distinct HPV types.
Nov 11, 2017
Kangchon, Sarah, and collaborators published a paper in PNAS showing that a glycosylation site in contemporary H3N2 viruses alters antibody binding by egg-adapted vaccine strains.
Oct 6, 2017
Phil Arevalo joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome, Phil!
Jul 17, 2017
Marcos and Sarah find loss of mutability in long-lived B cell receptor sequences.
Jul 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.
Jul 11, 2017
Sarah and collaborators find evidence that low seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in 2012-13 was not caused by egg-adaptative mutations.
Jun 1, 2017
Rohan Dandavati and Graham Northrup join the Cobey lab. Welcome!
Apr 20, 2017
Sarah and Ed examine the coexistence of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant pneumococcus strains.
Apr 17, 2017
Kangchon Kim joins the lab as a postdoc! Welcome, Kangchon!
Jan 23, 2017
Scott Hensley and Sarah propose that many patterns in influenza immunology make sense in light of original sin.
Jan 12, 2017
Rahul is interviewed on Chicago's public radio station about his recent PLOS Computational Biology paper!
Dec 28, 2016
Sarah and Ed's paper on the challenges of causal inference with CCM has been published.
Dec 15, 2016
Sylvia was awarded an NIH F30 grant. Congratulations, Sylvia!
Sep 14, 2016
Frank and Sarah's paper on the phylogeography of influenza (in collaboration with Trevor Bedford) was published in Proceedings B and featured in a Science Life article.
May 12, 2016
Frank and Marcos both successfully defended their dissertation proposals this week and are now PhD candidates. Congratulations!
Apr 18, 2016
Sarah gives a seminar in the NYU Department of Biology.
Jan 6, 2016
Sarah and Ed's new paper shows that causal inference using state-space reconstruction is unreliable in natural systems
Dec 10, 2015
Daniel Zinder joins the lab as a postdoc! Welcome, Daniel!
Dec 1, 2015
Colin Kyle joins the lab as a research programmer. Welcome, Colin!
Nov 27, 2015
Sarah was interviewed on NPR about influenza's phylogeography and its coevolution with the immune system.
Sep 14, 2015
Rahul Subramanian begins his PhD in the lab!
Jul 20, 2015
Publication of theme issue, "The dynamics of antibody repertoires" of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Jul 20, 2015
Sarah teaches a 2.5-day course on "Pathogen evolution, selection, and immunity" with Trevor Bedford at the Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) summer school in Seattle.
Jul 8, 2015
Sarah talks at the Forecasting Evolution? conference in Lisbon.
Jun 22, 2015
Frank Wen begins his PhD in the lab!
Jun 15, 2015
Lev Tsypin, a third year undergraduate, begins his summer rotation in the lab! He'll be working with Igor on fitting nonlinear dynamics.
May 14, 2015
Igor Vasiljevic joins the lab to investigate methods to fit stochastic, nonlinear dynamical models.
Mar 23, 2015
Our special issue on microbial resistance is published in Evolutionary Applications.
Mar 22, 2015
Sarah co-chairs a special session on systems immunology at the Keystone Symposium on the Golden Anniversary of B Cell Discovery.
Mar 19, 2015
Sarah presents at the RAPIDD workshop "Modeling and predicting influenza phenotypes" at Cambridge University.
Dec 1, 2014
Congratulations to Sylvia for successfully defending her thesis proposal!
Nov 29, 2014
Congratulations to Marcos, whose paper has just been published in Ecology Letters!
Nov 24, 2014
Sarah and Fred Wulczyn receive a seed grant from the University of Chicago's BIG Ideas Generator to test methods of state-space reconstruction.
Nov 18, 2014
Sarah talks at the Center of the Study of Biodiversity in Amazonia's thematic school, "Advanced methods and applications in ecology, evolution, and control of infectious diseases".
Oct 6, 2014
Sarah receives the NIH New Innovator Award, which provides five years of support for the project "Modeling the Evolutionary Dynamics of Immunity to Influenza for Vaccine Development"
Sep 15, 2014
Welcome to Marcos Vieira, who begins his PhD studies in our lab!
Jul 17, 2014
Our new paper argues that pathogens evolve in a more complex immune environment than most models assume, and the differences matter.
Jun 26, 2014
Sarah and Patrick Wilson (co-PI) receive the McDonnell Foundation's Studying Complex System Scholar Award for "Measuring the predictability of evolution through adaptive immunity."
May 5, 2014
The third meeting of our NESCent working group takes place in Durham, NC.
May 1, 2014
Congratulations to Frank, who'll be starting at the University of Chicago's MD/PhD program this summer!
Apr 2, 2014
Sarah gives a talk at the Jacques Monod conference on viral evolution in Roscoff, France.
Jan 27, 2014
The second meeting of our NESCent working group takes places in Durham, NC.
Dec 11, 2013
Sarah gives a talk at the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Nov 4, 2013
The first meeting of our NESCent working group takes place in Durham, NC.
Oct 16, 2013
Collaborator Lauren Childs visits from HSPH.
Oct 14, 2013
Sarah and Jack Gilbert receive a $75,000 seed grant from the DoE to develop methods to infer pathogen interactions.
Oct 4, 2013
Sarah gives a talk at Swarthmore.
Aug 20, 2013
Sarah co-chairs a symposium on the evolution and genetics of drug resistance at the European Society of Evolutionary Biology conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Aug 12, 2013
Sylvia Ranjeva begins her rotation in the lab! She'll be working on a HPV project she started with Greg Dwyer.
Jul 17, 2013
Frank Wen joins the lab to work on the phylogeography of influenza!