New COVID-19 paper published in PNAS

Rahul, Qixin, and Mercedes' new paper on the transmission dynamics of COVID-19 during the initial invasion in New York City from March-June 2020 was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using a mathematical model which was fit to...

Our lab is going to EEID 2019!

Between 10-13 of June our lab is going to present several research projects at the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases conference in Princeton. Shai will give a talk on "“The dynamic and non-neutral genetic strain structure of Plasmodium falciparum with...

Mauricio defended his thesis!

Today Mauricio defended his PhD thesis! With 7 publications in top journals like Science and Nature Ecology and Evolution, Mauricio's PhD was incredibly productive and provided important insights into spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics of disease transmission in...

Lab party at Qixin’s

Last Saturday we all gathered at Qixin's place for an end-of-the-year party. It was also an opportunity to say good bye to those who are leaving us: Pamela who will start her postdoc in Harvard, Ruby who is going to India for field work and Xianjun who will start his...

Congratulations Pamela for the PhD defense!

Our beloved Pamela is now officially a PhD! Pamela gave a wonderful talk to the department and passed her defense without any probelm 🙂 Pamenla will continue to a postdoc postion in Harvard Medical School with Prof. Marc Lipsitch. We will of course be very sad to see...

Dr. David Alonso is visiting our lab

Dr. David Alonso is a Ramon y Cajal researcher in The Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies, in Spain. He is now visiting our lab as a Tinker Fellow of the University of Chicago and will give a course about stochastic processes in ecology. Welcome!