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Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease
My research aims to explain the evolutionary dynamics of pathogens, particularly viral infections of humans, including HIV/AIDS, the hepatitis C virus, and Influenza. I hope to understand how evolutionary and ecological processes - which occur on the same timescale for many pathogens - combine and interact in natural populations.
Additional Information: I am Editor-in-Chief of the journal Virus Evolution, published by Oxford University Press. I am also one of the Department of Zoology's Athena Swan Champions.
Identification of evolutionary trajectories shared across human betacoronaviruses.
Escalera-Zamudio M. et al, (2023), Genome Biol Evol
Investigation of hospital discharge cases and SARS-CoV-2 introduction into Lothian care homes
Cotton S. et al, (2023), Journal of Hospital Infection, 135, 28 - 36
Trends and spatiotemporal patterns of arboviral spread in Mexico and Central America
Gutierrez B. et al, (2023)
Bidirectional movement of emerging H5N8 avian influenza viruses between Europe and Asia via migratory birds since early 2020.
Zhang G. et al, (2023), Mol Biol Evol
Global disparities in SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.
Brito AF. et al, (2022), Nat Commun, 13