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EEB Thursday Seminar: Variable immunity and its consequences for parasite dynamics

Tara Stewart Merrill, Research Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder
Thursday, February 6, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
1060 Biological Sciences Building Map
Infectious disease results from interactions between parasites and susceptible hosts in the environment. For many populations, we have a limited understanding of the mechanisms that shape host susceptibility and how those mechanisms interact with ecological factors to regulate the spread of disease. Focusing on a simple one-host one-parasite system with environmental transmission, I use theoretical and empirical methods to explore the causes and consequences of variable host immunity. I demonstrate how integrating immune defenses into host-parasite interactions can improve our understanding of disease spread in natural systems.
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Earth Day At 50, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, Science
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