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Infectious disease epidemiologist specializing in the intersection between mathematical models of disease transmission and observational methods. Crafter of artisanal simulation models for the discerning scientist. Oddly fond of enteric pathogens.

A fair hand at SAS, Python and R

@GermsAndNumbers


Feb
12
revised Have there been any positive public health effects due to UV lights?
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Feb
12
answered Have there been any positive public health effects due to UV lights?
Feb
1
answered How does the immune system “learn” from a vaccine?
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
18
comment If a human takes antibiotics are all bacteria in the body killed?
Bloody autocorrect on the new OS grumble
Jan
17
answered If a human takes antibiotics are all bacteria in the body killed?
Jan
10
answered Why is the microbial ecosystem of the gut so susceptible to disruption by pathogens?
Jan
10
comment Why is the microbial ecosystem of the gut so susceptible to disruption by pathogens?
Keep in mind one of the most common harmful species is a native species in many people: Clostridium difficile.
Jan
9
answered A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people
Jan
7
answered What causes the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria?
Dec
31
comment What is the most difficult feature to explain evolutionarily?
@KonradRudolph I work on some of those models, and they're less than "quite easy", especially when multiple pathogens are pulled into the equation, or you start working on multiple scales.
Dec
30
answered What is the most difficult feature to explain evolutionarily?
Dec
21
awarded  Beta
Dec
21
awarded  Scholar
Dec
21
accepted Is there an equivalent to “Fields Virology” for Bacteria?
Dec
20
awarded  Teacher
Dec
20
answered How is duration of efficacy estimated for vaccines?
Dec
17
comment Are there animal models for Clostridium difficile that better replicate human infection than hamsters?
I have now - thanks
Dec
17
awarded  Student