Mentor: Jason Andrews
I currently am a Postdoc at Stanford Pandemic Preparedness Hub, working with Jason Andrews and his lab team. We are using genomic data to understand the potential viruses at risk of pandemic spread and how some viruses can lead to large outbreaks or pandemics, as we just experienced with SARS-Co-2. Using disease modeling, epidemiological, and phylogenetic analysis, we study the genomic evolution and transmission dynamics of H5N1 avian influenza A after 2020. The opportunity to work in this new Stanford Hub connects to my future goal to continue working with emerging and endemic diseases, pandemic preparedness, and early warning system for public health policymakers, transitioning from scientific knowledge to field actions.
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Mentor: James Holland Jones
I am a Postdoc with the Stanford Pandemic Preparedness Hub, working with James Holland Jones in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. My Pandemic Preparedness project is to develop computer simulations of the evolution and spread of disease variants, such as the omicron COVID-19 variant, in different social networks. If we better understand how diseases evolve and spread in controlled, simulated social contexts, we can better predict and prepare for the evolution and spread of new variants in the real world.