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…

Rebecca Kahn

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Rebecca Kahn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After graduating with a BA in Public Policy and Global Health from Duke University, she worked with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. She then worked for Partners In Health in Sierra Leone on the…

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Stephen Kissler

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Stephen Kissler is a postdoctoral fellow with Yonatan Grad’s lab in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He studies respiratory pandemic pathogens and clinical care practices, using mathematical models to uncover geographic and demographic disparities in disease incidence and patient care. He studied applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder (M.S., B.S.) and at the University of Cambridge (Ph.D.).

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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…