We are a mathematical disease ecology group based in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University.

We focus on the interactions that occur between hosts for the transmission of infection. These interactions are often difficult to observe, and yet they are key drivers in both the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious disease.

We use both bottom-up approaches (including contact/behavioral data collection, transmission experiments, and mechanistic models) and top-down approaches (including epidemiological data and statistical models) to get at important host interactions and the role they play in dynamics for a variety of human, wildlife and livestock disease systems.

Latest News

  • Aug 2016: The Bansal Lab turns 4 years old this month!
  • Aug 2016: We welcome grad student Casey Zipfel to the lab!
  • Aug 2016: Pratha Sah will be presenting at ESA 2016!
  • Jul 2016: We are welcoming Postdoc Fellow Stephan Leu to the group!