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My research interests include the co-evolution of viruses and their hosts, the genetics underpinning the interactions between the immune system and pathogens, and viral evolution. More specifically, I am keen to investigate the mechanisms by which viruses evolve to infect different hosts and the underlying genetics of host susceptibility and disease progression.
Current research areas include the epidemiology and transmission patterns of swine influenza in naïve and vaccinated animals, and investigations of emerging wildlife pathogens and their vectors. My vertebrate genomics projects include the impacts of phenotypic selection on vertebrate genomes, verebrate immunogenetics, and the role the gut-microbiome plays in vertebrate health and pathogen resistance.