Flavia Camponovo

Research Associate
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Flavia Camponovo is a postdoctoral research fellow working under the mentorship of Prof. 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…

Lerato Magosi

Research Associate
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…

Xueting Qiu

Research Associate
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Xueting Qiu is a research associate under the mentorship of Drs. Marc Lipsitch and Bill Hanage in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research at CCDD focuses on understanding the molecular evolution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and identifying critical genes/loci under selection that shape the pathogen populations. This work can provide a better understanding of evolutionary trajectories of different genes and population dynamics…

Madikay Senghore

Research Associate
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Madikay Senghore, PhD, is a research associate working in the Hanage lab. His work will further study the role of accessory genome variation in the fitness of pneumococcal clones. He will work closely with Dr. Hanage to develop a model for reconstructing chains of transmission in an experimental mouse model using deep sequencing. Madikay is an award winning early career scientist who was awarded the 2018 Robert Austrian research award.…

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Bradford Taylor

Research Associate
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Bradford Taylor is a quantitative biologist interested in how the environment shapes bacterial pathogen pangenomes. As a theorist, he tends to tackle questions using some combination of dynamical and statistical modeling. Previously for his PhD, he worked with Joshua Weitz at Georgia Tech to address how multiple phage infections ecologically impact host populations. Next with Joao Xavier, he investigated how the gut microbiome mediates antibiotic resistant infections in immunocompromised patients…