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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Center
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

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…

Camila Franca

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Camila T. Franca is a postdoctoral fellow in Michael Mina’s lab working to understand the development and maintenance of humoral immunity against endemic and epidemic infectious diseases. During her PhD (University of Melbourne, Australia) and previous postdocs (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Australia and Harvard, US), Camila helped identify and prioritize targets of protective immunity against Malaria for vaccine design, and developed new human immortalized cell lines for functional (in…

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

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…

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Jennifer Lai

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Jenn is a bioengineer who trained at MIT and later at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College for her PhD. There, as a protein engineer, she worked on developing vaccine immunogens to focus humoral immunity on epitopes associated with protective antibody responses for HIV-1 and Dengue virus. Such “rational vaccinology” approaches are informed by the structural characterization of monoclonal antibodies. As a Schmidt Science Fellow in the Mina…

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.…