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 emergence

We are using pathogen genomics to study how mosquito- and tick-borne viruses, like Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, and Powassan 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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West Nile virus Nextstrain

Nextstrain is an open-source project created by Trevor Bedford and Richer Neher to harness the scientific and public health potential of pathogen genome data. We recently teamed up with the Nextstrain team, including James Hadfield, to create a portal to visualize West Nile virus spread and evolution during the last 20 years in North America. We will continually update this site with publicly available data to provide teaching and research tools, as well as improve our outbreak response capabilities.

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The latest from New Haven…

Study WNV? We need your help!

If you do West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance or have a freezer full of old field-collected WNV samples, we need your help. Kristian Andersen, Ryan Smith, and myself (plus others)[…]

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Zika outbreak in Cuba

Summary: Using local and travel-associated case reporting from American and European public health systems, we identified an unreported Zika outbreak in Cuba during 2017. Virus sequencing from travelers revealed that[…]

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The Red Queen’s race

Alice did all she could to keep up with that damn rabbit. Her curiosity kept leading her into deeper trouble, but through sheer will, some wit, and a dose of[…]

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#OpenScience combats Zika

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We are always looking for talented scientists to join the group.

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Open science

We’ll make our data and protocols available as they are generated.

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