I am currently the chair in Aquatic Food security with a background in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, in particular wildlife diseases. I am currently working on a number of projects, these include: models of disease risk for tick borne infections. We are linking models of tick and pathogen dynamics with GIS in order to determine how disease risk will change in response to climate and land use changes.
Models of aquatic pathogens, I have several projects looking at different aquatic pathogens and how they can be controlled using management techniques such as timing of stocking events, or how hosts and parasites might evolve to coexist.
I have also worked on a simple within host model of pathogen and immune cells.
The majority of my work looks at optimal ways to control pathogens, including vaccines.