Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
- 2013-pres. University of Glasgow (Principal Investigator/Senior Research Fellow)
- 2012-2013 University of Georgia (Postdoc)
- 2006-2011 University of Georgia (PhD Student)
- 2004-2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Fellow)
Nardus joined the lab as a postdoc in 2018 and specializes in large scale, quantitative analyses of infectious disease data, with a focus on emerging viruses.
Dr Laura Bergner
Laura joined the lab in 2014 as a PhD student and became a postdoc in 2018. She has used field studies, (meta)genomics, and phylogenetics to understand ecological patterns in viral diversity. Her current project is developing an epigenetic clock to age vampire bats.
Dr Jocelyn Perez
Jocelyn is a Peruvian vet and virologist who joined the lab in 2021. Her role involves establishing a captive bat colony in Peru and conducting experiments to understand rabies virus infection in bats. She will also monitoring wild bat colonies to study the frequency and duration of rabies epizootics.
Dr Rita Ribeiro
Rita is a veterinary epidemiologist who joined the lab in 2021. She is interested in ecological modelling and the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases. Collaborating with Jason Mathiopoulos, Rita will be working on innovative landscape-level models of vampire bat distribution and connectivity in Peru.
Diana joined the lab in 2018 on a PhD scholarship from CONACyT. She is analyzing a spatially replicated longitudinal serological dataset on vampire bat rabies in Peru and using mathematical models to explore virus-virus interactions.
Megan joined the lab in 2019 through the MRC-CVR PhD Programme. She is using molecular data to explore the feasibility of a herpesvirus vectored transmissible rabies vaccine to prevent spillover of rabies from vampire bats.
Hollie joined the lab in 2021 through the Wellcome Trust Integrative Infection Biology Programme. She will be examining how genomic surveillance can guide on the ground prevention of viral ermegence, studying vampire bat rabies in Central America with partners at OIRSA.
Haris will join us in September 2022 after receiving a Carnegie PhD Scholarship. He will be working on developing a betaherpesvirus-vectored rabies vaccine, using lab studies and experiments in vampire bats.
Past lab members
Dr Kevin Bakker (now NIH Research Fellow, University of Michigan)
Dr Julio Benavides (now Assistant Professor, Universidad Andres Bello)
Dr Dan Becker (now Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma)
Dr Richard Orton (now Bioinformatician, MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research)