My lab group studies the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease. From disease in conservation and human health to the evolution of parasite host range and virulence, we focus on questions with a theoretical basis and an applied focus. I am particularly interested in factors that influence disease transmission such as host community composition, environmental conditions, and susceptibility. Most of our research involves ranaviral disease in amphibians, but I have also been working on tick-borne disease in small mammal communities. We are more excited by interesting question than the particular system. And statistics, oddly enough.