Lauren Castro, Spencer Fox & Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers

Lauren Castro is a PhD student in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on how population-level evolutionary and host dynamics influences the availability and quality of infectious disease surveillance data for public health interventions.

Spencer Fox (@foxandtheflu) is a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, whose research focuses on statistical and computational methods for understanding emerging infectious diseases. Apart from research he teaches data science techniques in R and runs a computational epidemiology blog (https://sjfox.github.io/).

Lauren Ancel Meyers (@meyerslab) is a Professor of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. Trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford Universities, she is known for her pioneering work in developing powerful computational methods for detecting, forecasting, and controlling infectious disease outbreaks. Dr. Meyers’ research on influenza, Ebola and SARS has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed publications and her software and analyses have informed global disease control efforts. http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/meyers/

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