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ID Epi Seminar Series: Lauren Childs
2020/02/20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Dr. Lauren M. Childs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. She develops and analyzes mathematical and computational models to examine biologically-motivated questions. A main focus of her work is understanding the pathogenesis and spread of infectious diseases, particularly those transmitted by mosquitoes, such as malaria and dengue. She considers the interactions within a host organism, such as between an invading pathogen and the immune response, and how these within-host interactions impact transmission of disease throughout a population.