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Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics ID Epi Seminar Series

February 29th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual In Person
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Talk title: Transmission bottlenecks, with implications for disease severity

Presenter: Katia Koelle, Professor of Biology at Emory University

Katia Koelle is Professor of Biology at Emory University. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan (advisor Mercedes Pascual) and was a post-doctoral researcher at Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (advisor Bryan Grenfell). Her research focuses on the development of mathematical models to improve understanding of RNA virus evolution and disease dynamics at the within-host, between-host, and population level scales. She is further interested in the development and application of statistical approaches to characterize disease spread from viral sequence data. Her research applications focus primarily on influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and norovirus.

About the series: Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, at 1pm ET between February 2nd and May 9th with the exception of March 14th (spring break). Note: Unlike other seminars in the series, this talk will be held on Friday.

Register for the seminar here. hsph.me/idepi24


Date: February 29th
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


Kresge Building
Virtual In Person