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Megan Greischar lab

Parasite life history strategies within the host, especially the timing of replication and transmission, influence disease severity and spread. I study how subtle differences in ecology within and outside the host can generate dramatic differences in parasite strategies. My research program uses two major approaches:

  1. Building ecologically-detailed models to ask when and why particular strategies would be favored
  2. Developing novel statistical approaches to better characterize parasite traits from existing data