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Mathematical modeling of host-parasite dynamics

The Hall Lab ( is seeking to recruit Ph.D. students who are passionate about mathematical modeling of host-parasite dynamics for admission in fall 2020. Successful applicants will join multi-disciplinary teams working on exciting projects funded through the National Science Foundation’s Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems, Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, and Population and Community Ecology programs. Positions are available for the following three projects:

• Modeling habitat and coinfection as drivers of heterogeneity in infection processes, applied to transmission of Puumala hantavirus in voles in Finland. Project details:
• Modeling the socio-ecological dynamics of land use change and infectious diseases, with application to transmission of Chagas disease and leishmaniasis in Panama. Project details:
• Modeling interactions between resident and migratory populations and the consequences for parasite infection, with application to North American monarch butterflies and their protozoan parasites. This position will be co-mentored by Dr Sonia Altizer (
Project details:

Students will join the world-class Ecology graduate program at the Odum School of Ecology (, and may also be eligible for admittance to the NSF-funded Graduate Research Training program in Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales ( or the Integrative Conservation Program ( at UGA. We seek motivated graduate students with strong interests in applying mathematical models to ecological and epidemiological problems. Prior experience of working with mathematical models is highly desirable. Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating their research and training interests, and a copy of their CV, to Applications from students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcome.

PhD position
University of Georgia
Closing date
November 30th, 2019
Posted on
September 11th, 2019 00:26
Last updated
September 11th, 2019 00:26