Tag: genomic epidemiology

We’re hiring postdocs

The Grubaugh Lab at the Yale School of Public Health is seeking 1-2 postdocs to help lead multidisciplinary projects in virus genomic epidemiology and evolution, with a strong focus on sequencing and phylogenetics. While our primary research interests are in arboviruses, much of our recent work has been in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please…
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Study WNV? We need your help!

Update: The project now has a website – WestNile4k.org/ 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) are organizing a large WNV phylogenetics study – spanning the entire US – to answer some fundamental…
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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 the Zika outbreak in Cuba was sparked by multiple introductions of the virus from elsewhere in the Caribbean and Central America during 2016 that persisted…
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