This was a fun project with Joe Mihaljevic (NAU) and Amy Greer (Guelph, formerly in the Collins lab with me) where we put together simple models of viral growth and an immune response and fit them to data on viral titers in bullfrog tadpoles collected over time. (The data paper is still in review.) I have been wanting to model these dynamics for years, but lacked the skill set to do it well, so it was a real pleasure to see this come together.

It is part of a special issue, “Family Iridoviridae: Molecular and Ecological Studies of a Family Infecting Invertebrates and Ectothermic Vertebrates” in Viruses