We work on different aspects of the ecology of infectious disease dynamics driven by fundamental questions of human, livestock and wildlife concern. We use an across-scale approach and examine how the mechanisms of host-parasite interaction at individual level affect persistence of infection at host population scale. We primarily focus on gastrointestinal parasites but also used bacteria and viruses. We use an interdisciplinary approach that spans from immunology to epidemiology and is based on long-term field monitoring, field and lab experimental manipulations, statistical analysis and modeling.
We are currently working on four main topics: