2011 Speakers

Daniel Streicker is a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He recently won the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists and the Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award for Best Dissertation in the Life Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Recent publications:
Streicker, D.G. (2013) From Persistence to Cross-Species Emergence of a Viral Zoonosis. Science 342 (6163) doi: 10.1126/science.1247566

Blackwood, J., Streicker, D.G., Altizer, S. and Rohani, P. (2013) Resolving the roles of immunity, pathogenesis and immigration for rabies persistence in vampire bats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308817110

Streicker, D.G., Fenton, A. and Pedersen, A.B. Differential sources of host species heterogeneity influence the transmission and control of multi-host parasites (2013) Ecology Letters, 16 (8); doi: 10.111/ele.12122

Condori, R.E. Streicker, D.G., Cabezas-Sanchez, C., Velasco-Villa, A. (2013) Enzootic and epizootic rabies associated with vampire bats in Peru. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19 (9). doi: 10.3201/eid1909.130083

Streicker, D.G., Franka, R., Jackson F.R. and Rupprecht, C.E. (2013) Anthropogenic roost switching and rabies virus dynamics in house roosting big brown bats. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 13 (7); doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1113

Laura Pollitt will be a Wellcome Trust CIIE junior fellow at the University of Edinburgh to work on the transmission implications of mixed strain infections in vectors starting in February 2014.

Britt Koskella moved from the University of Exeter to take up an assistant professor position at University of California-Berkeley’s Integrative Biology department, where she continues to study the interaction between bacteria and phages within the plant microbiome.
Amber Smith was awarded an NIH NIAID K25 Career Development Award in 2012 and moved to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She is now a faculty member in the Infectious Diseases Department and has a laboratory that combines theoretical and experimental microbiology to investigate the mechanisms of influenza-pneumococcal coinfections.