Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow
My research focuses on investigating the patterns of gene flow in pathogen populations. I am particularly interested in phylogenetic methods of sequence analysis that combine genetic, spatial and ecological information.
Specific questions involve:
- uncovering the spatiotemporal dynamics of human and animal pathogens
- identifying factors underlying pathogen spread and dynamics at different scales (e.g. geographic regions, body compartments)
- investigating the drivers of cross-species transmission and host shifts
Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic.
Buss LF. et al, (2020), Science
Genomic Surveillance of Yellow Fever Virus Epizootic in São Paulo, Brazil, 2016 - 2018.
Hill SC. et al, (2020), PLoS Pathog, 16
Yellow fever transmission in non-human primates, Bahia, Northeastern Brazil.
Goes de Jesus J. et al, (2020), PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 14
Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil.
de Souza WM. et al, (2020), Nat Hum Behav
Serial Interval Distribution of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Brazil.
Prete CA. et al, (2020), J Travel Med