Yale School of Public Health

The Grubaugh Lab is located within the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. Our department uniquely combines clinical, computational, and laboratory-based approaches to combat infectious diseases around the world.

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Genomics to study virus epidemiology

We are using pathogen genomics to study how dengue, West Nile, Powassan, and, yes, even SARS-CoV-2, emerge into new areas, cause disease, and adapt to novel environments. Ultimately, our goal is to better understand and respond to outbreaks.

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NIH New Innovator award to track dengue virus

The team was awarded the prestigious NIH New Innovator award (DP2) in 2022 to build tools to support a global dengue virus genomic surveillance program. These efforts will include (1) developing a pan-serotype sequencing assay, (2) a hierarchical lineage nomenclature system, and (3) a webtool for analysis and data tracking. The Grubaugh Lab will also initiate partnerships across the Americas to help integrate dengue virus sequencing into public health programs and use the data to inform control programs.

lineages websiteopen data via Nextstrain press release

Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence

We are proud to be one of the academic partners, along with the Broad Institute, Boston University, Fathom Information Design, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Theiagen Genomics, for the Northeast regional Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence (PGCOE). This is one of five such centers recently launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With $25 million in funding over five years, the center’s goal will be to improve technologies and coordinated processes for systematically monitoring infectious diseases and emerging variants, enabling the U.S. to better prevent and respond to outbreaks.

press release CDC AMD program

Novel methods to detect oubreaks

COVID-19 pandemic response

Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative

In collaboration with public health agencies and diagnostic labs across Connecticut, we established a routine SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance system to track emerging variants.

Genomic epidemiology to track SARS-CoV-2

SalivaDirect: A simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity

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Join our team!

Postdoc in pathogen genomic applications for public health

Updated August 1, 2023: This position has been filled, but we are always looking for outstanding postdocs. Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested. The Grubaugh Lab at[…]

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Postgraduate associate in genomic epidemiology

Update: this position has been closed. More postgrad associate positions will be posted in the future, likely for 2024. Please reach out if you are interested in a future position.[…]

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Summer 2023 internship for MPH student

Update: this position has been closed for 2023, but more internships will be available for 2024. Please reach out if you are interested. The Grubaugh Lab at the Yale School[…]

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