We investigate pathogen transmission between species
Most pathogens infect multiple host species. The consequences of this simple truth significantly affect human health, economies, and ecosystems globally. We use a range of approaches – spanning longitudinal field studies in wild bats, phylodynamics, machine learning, metagenomics and epidemiological modeling – to identify general 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, broad scale prediction of ecology from viral genome sequences, host jumping satellite viruses, and forecasting and management of vampire bat rabies.