**Faculty**

**Alex Perkins**🤓👪👨💻👨🏫

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Concurrent Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

RAPIDD Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH Fogarty International Center and UC Davis

PhD in Population Biology, University of California, Davis

BA in Computational Ecology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*curriculum vitae*Alex is interested in all aspects of research in the lab.

**Postdocs**

**Alex Meyer**📈🎸🚴♂️🐎

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis

MS in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis

BA in Mathematics and Biology, Williams Colllege

Alex is working on a project to support planning of chikungunya vaccine trials.

**Kelsey Shaw**🏃♀️🌮🐕⛺

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Emory University

DVM, Cornell University

BA in Biological Sciences, Duke University

BA in Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

Kelsey is interested in understanding infectious diseases across scales. In her PhD she focused on host traits that influence schistosome transmission in their intermediate snail hosts, as well as the role of the greater ecological community feeding back on host-parasite dynamics. Her current project focuses on better modeling co-circulating respiratory pathogens by considering their potential interactions at multiple scales.

**Abhijit Majumder**

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Jadavpur University, India

MSc in Pure Mathematics, Calcutta University, India

BSc in Mathematics, Calcutta University, India

Abhijit is working on a project on vector-borne pathogens at the wildlife-domestic interface in ruminant communities. His research uses real-world data to model virus infection dynamics at the within-host scale.

**Albert Akuno**

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Probability and Statistics, Center for Research in Mathematics A.C., Mexico

MS in Statistics, Egerton University, Kenya

BS in Economics and Statistics, Egerton University, Kenya

Over the past four years, much of Albert’s research has been in the area of mathematical and statistical epidemiological modeling of infectious diseases using dynamical systems. In his PhD, he particularly focused on performing mathematical analysis and Bayesian statistical inference on multi-patch metapopulation based deterministic and stochastic epidemic models with population mobility. He is also interested in computational statistics, uncertainty quantification, inverse problems, multivariate data analysis, probability, and stochastic epidemic processes.

**Daniela Florez Pineda**

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD in Mathematics, Tulane University

BS in Mathematics, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia

Daniela's research focuses on advancing mathematical models and computational tools for simulating disease transmission dynamics. She is particularly interested in merging mosquito-borne disease models and their corresponding mitigation strategies with the effects of environmental fluctuations.

**Graduate Students**

**Annaliese Wieler**Graduate Student

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

MS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame

BS in Biology and Mathematics, Tabor College

*website*Annaliese is interested in modeling vector intervention trials.

**Marya Poterek**👩🏻💻🤠🧛🏻🦟

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

BS in Science-Computing, University of Notre Dame

Marya is interested in interactions between human behavior and Aedes-borne disease dynamics.

**Carly Barbera**🍎🐑⛰️🦟🏳️🌈

Graduate Student (co-advised by Jason Rohr)

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

BS in Biology, Vassar College

Carly is interested in the ecological drivers of disease. She is part of a team funded by a USDA-NIFA EEID grant on bluetongue virus.

**Alan Costello**☘️🗺️🛰️🏳️🌈

Graduate Student (advised by Sean Moore)

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

MSc in Geocomputation, National Centre for Geocomputation

BA (Hons) Geography and Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Alan’s background is in spatiotemporal epidemiology with a focus on climatology and biogeography. Before coming to Notre Dame, Alan worked for eSpatial, a leading cloud mapping software company. His previous research concentrated on modeling diabetes prevalence in Ireland and dengue surveillance and control methods in Malaysia. His dissertation chapters span forecasting of cholera in Africa, high-resolution mapping of Japanese encephalitis, and modeling yellow fever outbreak response.

**Stacy Mowry**🐕📖🏃♀️👩💻✌️

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences

MS in Biomathematics, Illinois State University

BA in Mathematics, Hispanic Studies, Vassar College

Stacy is interested in modeling and mapping vector-borne disease risk, with a focus on tick-borne diseases.

**Manar Alkuzweny**🧿🌙🇮🇶🏖️

Graduate Student

PhD Student in Biological Sciences

BS in Public Health, University of California, San Diego

Manar is interested in modeling interventions against Aedes-transmitted viruses.

**Carol de Souza Moreira**👩💻🇧🇷🐈👻🏳️🌈

Graduate Student

PhD Student in Biological Sciences

BS in Biomedical Sciences, Minas Gervais State University, Brazil

Carol is interested in modeling the co-circulation of multiple Aedes-transmitted viruses.

**Yuxin Meng**

Graduate Student

PhD Student in Biological Sciences

MS in Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

BS in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Lanzhou University, China

Yuxin is a beginning PhD student who is interested in coupled dynamics of infectious diseases and human behavior.

**Ebony Saccento**

Post-baccalaureate researcher

BS in Biology, Moravian University

Ebony is participating in the ND-PREP post-baccalaureate program. Her research is focused on modeling chikungunya outbreak risk.

**Geonsik Yu**

Visiting Graduate Student

PhD Candidate in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University (Advisor: Yuehwern Yih)

MBA in Operations Research, Yonsei University, South Korea

BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea

BBA, Yonsei University, South Korea

Geonsik is a visiting PhD student from Purdue University who is developing an agent-based model of bluetongue virus.

**Undergraduates**

**Holly Bill**⛰️🐕🧩🗺️🍦

Undergraduate Researcher

Pursuing a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Holly is working with Alex P on models of co-circulating Aedes-borne viruses.

**Ryan Kelley**🏃♂️🎾🧪☘️⛰️

Undergraduate Researcher

Pursuing a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Ryan is working with collaborators at Bavarian Nordic on a project related to chikungunya epidemiology.

**Liam Emerick**

Undergraduate Researcher

Pursuing a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Liam is working on a project to model dengue serotype dynamics.

**Alumni**

__Research Assistant Professors__

**Sean Moore**, 2017-2024, Epidemiologist, Fogarty International Center

**, 2020-2023, Team Lead, CDC Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics**

Guido España

Guido España

__Postdoctoral Researchers__

**Neda Jalali**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2022-2023, Principal Biostatistician, Regeneron

**Jenni Peterson**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2022-2023, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

**Saikanth Ratnavale**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2022-2023, Assistant Professor, Marshall University

**Anita Lerch**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2018-2023, Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

**Sean Cavany**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2018-2022, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

**Guido España**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2020, Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

**Morgan Smith**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2020, Epidemiological Analyst for the CDC Foundation and State of Pennsylvania

**Amir Siraj**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2020, Research and Data Analyst on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at PATH

**James Soda**, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2017-2019, Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University

__PhD Students__

**Quan Tran Minh**, PhD in Biological Sciences, 2023, CDC Prevention Effectiveness Postdoctoral Fellow, CDC Dengue Branch

**John Huber**, PhD in Biological Sciences, 2021, MD Student at Washington University in St. Louis

**Rachel Oidtman**, PhD in Biological Sciences, 2020, Associate Principal Scientist at Merck

**Quirine ten Bosch**, PhD in Biological Sciences, 2017, Assistant Professor at Wageningen University and Research

__Masters Students__

**Jonah Barreto**, MS in Global Health, 2017, employed at Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, WI

**Michael Prough**, MS in Global Health, 2016, Clinical Research Coordinator at University of Miami

**Karly Harrod**, MS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2016

__Undergraduates__

**Ava Schwan**, Pursuing a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

**Erin Coyne**, Pursuing a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

**Brooke Rodriguez**, Pursuing a BS in Mathematics

**Amir Khouzam**, Pursuing a BS in Neuroscience and Behavior

**Nadim Khouzam**, Pursuing a BS in Neuroscience and Behavior

**Jonathan Daly**, BS in Neuroscience and Behavior, gap year before medical school

**Maggie Elliott**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2022, PhD Student in Biostatistics at UC San Diego

**Maggie O'Connor**, BS in Environmental Sciences, 2022, MD Student at UT Southwestern

**Kathryn Strimbu**, BS in Biological Sciences, 2022, MPP Student at University of Chicago

**Georgia Mudd**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics Statistics, 2021, Research Assistant at UNC School of Public Health

**Carson Hartlage**, BS in Biological Sciences, 2020, MD/PhD Student at University of Cincinnati

**Cassie Miller**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics Statistics, 2019, MS Student in ACMS at University of Notre Dame

**Yutong Yao**, BS in Pre-Health and Economics, 2019, MPH Student at Emory University

**Maggie Walters**, BS in Biological Sciences, 2019, Post-Bachelor Fellow at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

**Marya Poterek**, BS in Science-Computing, 2019, PhD Student in Biological Sciences at University of Notre Dame

**Katherine Koh**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2019, Emergency Medical Technician

**Henri Chung**, BS in Biological Sciences, 2019, PhD Student in Computational Biology at Iowa State University

**Caleb Johnson**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2017, Data Scientist at BoozAllenHamilton

**John Huber**, BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, 2017, MPhil student and Gates Scholar at Cambridge

**Ethan Holland**, BS in Biological Sciences, 2017, MD Student at University of Florida

**Adam Haydel**, BS in Science-Business, 2016, MD Student at Louisiana State University