- James Lloyd-Smith Lab, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, United States of America
- Eco-immunology & Immunity, Epidemiology, Experimental ecology, Host-parasite interactions, Macroecology, Population ecology, Spatial ecology, Metacommunities & Metapopulations, Statistical ecology, Theoretical ecology
Areas of expertise
Education: - Bachelor & Master Degree in Biology (University of Antwerp, Belgium) - PhD in Biology (University of Antwerp, Belgium) - Postdoctoral researcher (University of California Los Angeles, USA) Background: - Disease ecologist, combining field, lab and statistical/mathematical modelling. - PhD research on effects of population density on host contact rates and virus transmission, using rodents and arenaviruses in Tanzania. - Developed conceptual/mathematical method for estimating time since infection using information from antibodies, pathogen, individual age, season, etc. - Postdoctoral research on: - Disease spillover between host species, focusing on Leptospira transmission in California sea lions and Channel Island foxes. - Modelling effects of environment on Leptospira transmission in sea lions, including the development of methods to reconstruct the number of susceptible individuals.