Karel Břinda

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Karel Břinda is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with Bill Hanage in the Department of Epidemiology and Michael Baym at Harvard Medical School. His research, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses on methods for rapid antibiotic resistance detection from point-of-care sequencing data obtained by mobile sequencing technologies. Prior to coming to Harvard, Karel received his Ph.D. in Computer…

Tyler Brown

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Tyler S. Brown is a clinical fellow in the Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and a postdoctoral research fellow at CCDD, working under the mentorship of Caroline Buckee. Tyler received his MD from Johns Hopkins University and was a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow at the University of Maryland during medical school. He has previously worked in malaria and lymphatic filariasis control on the Thai-Myanmar border. His prior research…

Mary Bushman

Mary Bushman is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Bill Hanage in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They earned their B.A. in Mathematics from Carleton College, followed by their Ph.D. in Population Biology, Ecology & Evolution from Emory University. Their dissertation research, which was partly carried out at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, focused on the role of…

Flavia Camponovo

Flavia Camponovo is a postdoctoral research fellow working under the mentorship of Dr. Caroline Buckee in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work at CCDD will focus on population dynamics of Malaria. Prior to this postdoc position, Flavia received a Master in Science of Bioengineering in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (EPFL), and a PhD in Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical…

Bénédicte Gnangnon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Bénédicte is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working under the mentorship of both Dr. Caroline Buckee (Department of Epidemiology) and Dr. Manoj Duraisingh (Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases). Her work at CCDD focuses on within-host dynamics of Malaria. Prior to this postdoc position, Bénédicte received a General Engineer degree from HEI – Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (Lille, France) as well as a Research Master degree in Drug Design and a PhD…

James Hay

James Hay is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working under the mentorship of Michael Mina. His main research focus is on combining mathematical models with serological data to understand how immunity develops over an individual’s lifetime. James is also interested in applying classic epidemiological models to public health questions; an interest that has been put to use…

Lerato Magosi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Lerato is a statistical geneticist with research interests in infectious disease dynamics and cardiovascular genetics. She received her PhD from Oxford University in Cardiovascular Medicine where she developed statistical methods to dissect heterogeneity in genetic association meta-analyses. At CCDD Lerato’s work will center on developing and applying statistical and computational methods to investigate HIV transmission dynamics using large-scale pathogen genomic data in order to evaluate the impact of combination prevention…

Pamela Martinez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Pamela Martinez is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with Caroline Buckee and Marc Lipsitch in the Department of Epidemiology. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago in 2017. During her Ph.D., Pamela conducted research on the interaction of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms driving pathogens diversity and their population structure, under the guidance of Mercedes Pascual.…

Pablo Martinez de Salazar Munoz

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Pablo earned his MD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and his Doctorate in Medicine from University of Tübingen. His doctoral thesis focused on the treatment of malaria with artemisinin-based combination therapy in a paediatric population at the University of Tübingen and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon. Pablo also completed his specialist training in clinical microbiology and parasitology at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and proceeded to work in…

Samantha Palace

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Samantha Palace, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health working with Drs. Marc Lipsitch and Yonatan Grad in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Her work focuses on understanding how bacteria minimize fitness costs associated with the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance, and whether these fitness costs can be exploited to improve the treatment…