My research aims to harness genomics and the characterization of evolutionary processes to better understand the ecology of RNA viruses across scales, from within- to between hosts, from small transmission chains to epidemics, and from deep to recent evolutionary processes. My group focuses on RNA viruses infecting eukaryotes, from unicellular organisms to whales. While I work on a wide range of hosts, I have a special place in my heart for insects (including mosquitoes).
My team and I currently explore four main research lines.
To explore these questions, I use an integrated combination of “wet” (controlled experiments, fieldwork, high-throughput sequencing) and “dry” (bioinformatics, phylodynamics, modeling, and simulations) approaches.