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
Local Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7, Brazil, December 2020.
Claro IM. et al, (2021), Emerg Infect Dis, 27, 970 - 972
Epidemiology and evolution of Zika virus in Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil.
Iani FCM. et al, (2021), Infect Genet Evol
Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence.
Sabino EC. et al, (2021), Lancet, 397, 452 - 455
Relax, keep walking-a practical guide to continuous phylogeographic inference with BEAST.
Dellicour S. et al, (2021), Mol Biol Evol
Early transmission dynamics, spread, and genomic characterization of SARS-CoV-2 in Panama
Franco D. et al, (2021), Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27, 612 - 615