We investigate pathogen transmission between species

Many pathogens infect multiple host species with consequences for human health, economies, and wildlife conservation, globally. We use a range of approaches – spanning longitudinal field studies in wild bats, phylodynamics, machine learning, metagenomics and epidemiological modeling – to identify patterns in pathogen transmission between species and develop solutions for real-world disease problems. Current projects are investigating transmissible and transferrable vaccines for disease control in bats, prediction of the host tropism of viruses from their genome sequences, understanding how satellite viruses jump between host species, and forecasting vampire bat rabies outbreaks in humans and livestock.

Our work has been funded by these organizations: