Undergraduate Internship Available

The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) is searching for an undergraduate intern for the fall semester. This is a part-time position and the accepted applicant can expect to work about 9 hours/week. Scheduling is semi-flexible based on applicant and CEID schedules. This is an unpaid internship that […]

CEID’s First Symposium a Success

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases held it’s first disease ecology symposium, focusing on the Population Biology of Vector-borne Diseases.  105 students, faculty members, and research scientists from across the nation gathered at the Odum School of Ecology to hear lectures from 14 […]

Population Biology of Vector-borne Diseases

On February 24, 2018 the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases will host a day-long symposium dedicated to the population biology of vector-borne diseases. Events will include a series of lectures by leading scientists from around the world, an open discussion of future directions in the field, a […]

Administrative Specialist

October 26, the CEID welcomed our new administrative specialist, Trippe Ross. Trippe is now helping the CEID work more smoothly by managing upcoming events and other organizational duties. He will now take on duties for the arrangement and accommodations of guests. If you have any questions for Trippe Ross, please feel […]

CEID Postdoc Ana Bento to host upcoming IDEAS Data Clinic

Ana Bento, a postdoctoral research associate with Pej Rohani at the Odum School of Ecology, will lead an intensive data clinic to held August 18-19, 2017. First-year graduate students who may or may not have any programming experience will be best served by this data clinic. This course will be introductory, student-centered active learning. It […]

CEID PhD student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

David Vasquez is among a record-setting 20 from UGA to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017. These highly competitive fellowships—only 2,000 were awarded out of more than 13,000 applicants nationwide—provide funding for three years of study and research for outstanding graduate students in science, technology, […]

Computational Modeling Workshop: May 15 – 19, 2017

This week-long workshop was designed to introduce students and health professionals to the emerging field of quantitative modeling as it relates to the dynamics of infectious diseases. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory practicums, students were exposed to the advanced techniques of statistics, computer science, and mathematics to help […]

CEID at the 2017 Graduate Student Symposium and Recruitment Weekend

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Odum School of Ecology held its annual Graduate Student Symposium and Recruitment Weekend. The event, organized entirely by Ecology graduate students, featured informal talks on current student research, a keynote lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Sudduth, and an undergraduate poster session. Several members of the […]

The influence of host social system on parasite population (genetic) structure: lessons from a bat-ectoparasite comparative framework

Dr. Jaap Van Schaik, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, gave a talk entitled, “The influence of host social system on parasite population (genetic) structure: lessons from a bat-ectoparasite comparative framework.” The abstract is as follows: Host sociality affects host-parasite dynamics directly and indirectly at both ecological and evolutionary […]

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