The

Lloyd-Smith

lab at UCLA

Studying infectious diseases at the animal-human interface


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Our Research Program

We combine mathematical and computer models with field and laboratory data to understand how infectious diseases spread and evolve, and how to reduce their health impacts.

We focus on zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that transmit from animals to humans. Zoonoses make up 60% of all human pathogens and 75% of emerging infections, but are less well-studied than other human infections because their natural history crosses traditional scientific disciplines. We use models to integrate ideas and data from many disciplines, with the aim of answering big questions about zoonotic and emerging pathogens.

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News

SEPTEMBER 2020
Lizzie and Dylan join the lab. Welcome!

JUNE 2020
Oshi graduates UCLA with a Master and moves to UC Davis!

SEPTEMBER 2019
Carlie joins the lab as a graduate student. Welcome Carlie!

AUGUST 2019
Katie G. graduates UCLA with a PhD and moves to University of Chicago with a McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship!

MARCH 2019
Amandine joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome Amandine!

SEPTEMBER 2018
Celine, Amanda, and Oshi join the lab. Welcome!

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