- Ph.D., Imperial College, University of London
- Rohani Lab
- University of Michigan
2014A Kraus Natural Science Building
830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
- Phone: (734) 615-4757
- Fax: (734) 763-0544
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EEB 315: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
This course will provide an introduction to the ecological and evolutionary processes observed in parasites and other disease-causing organisms. You will be introduced to the wonderfully bizarre world of malaria, measles, fleas, tapeworms, HIV and anthrax. Topics examined will include the evolution of various life histories in human and wildlife parasites, spatial patterns of disease, host-parasite co-evolution and the role of disease throughout human history.
COMPLXSYS 430: Modeling Infectious Diseases
This course will provide an introduction to a number of modeling approaches and issues relevant to understanding infectious diseases. Its intended audience is both quantitative students interested in infectious disease systems and biologists keen to learn a variety of modeling techniques. Motivated by specific real-world systems, we will explore how we may use mathematical and computational models (I) to develop a basic understanding of the transmission, spread and evolution of pathogens and (II) to examine how this information may be used to evaluate alternative control strategies. Starting from the simplest models, we will consider ways in which they may be extended to take into account factors such
as variation in individual contact patterns, spatial dynamics, seasonality, evolution and insect vectors. Each lecture will be accompanied by a computer lab during which models will be programmed and analysed in Matlab.