Antonovics, Janis

Primary Appointment

Lewis and Clark Professor, Biology

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Research Interests

Epidemiology of infectious disease in natural populations

Research Description

Research in my lab is on the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease in natural populations. Current research questions focus on the role of diseases in determining species range limits, host-pathogen co-evolution, and the evolutionary dynamics of sexually transmitted diseases. The research combines theoretical modeling with empirical research on sexually transmitted diseases of plants (the anther smuts) and analysis of datasets involving diseases of organisms ranging from bumble-bees to humans.

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