News archive

2019

  • December | The Bansal Lab will be at Epidemics-7, and we’re looking forward to seeing friends, old and new.
  • September | It’s an exciting semester of teaching for us! Shweta and PhD student Melissa Collier will be teaching a Network Biology course for the first time; and Postdocs Colin Carlson and Romain Garnier will be offering a fantastic module on disease ecology.
  • August | We’re happy to welcome Postdoc Greg Albery to the lab!
  • July | We’re excited to welcome Postdoc Lucila Alvarez Zuzek to the lab!
  • June | We have a new publication in Nature Ecology & Evolution which uses a network approach to estimate mammilian viral diveristy.
  • May | Shweta and PhD student Casey Zipfel will be based at INSERM in Paris France for the next 10 weeks with our wonderful collaborator, Dr. Vittoria Colizza’s group. We’ll also be having several group members, former and current, join for visits during this time.
  • April | Lab alum Pratha Sah has published a data article on the ASNR repository of animal social networks
  • March | PhD student Melissa Collier has passed her PhD Biology qualifying exam. Congratulations, Melissa!
  • February | Shweta will be visiting WSU, IHME and UW in Washington. Excited for great global health discussions!
  • February | Shweta will be speaking at Duke University's Math Department this month

2018

  • December | Casey has been awarded a prestigious graduate fellowship. Congrats, Casey!
  • December | Please welcome Casey Zipfel, ABD! Casey has successfully defended her PhD comprehensive exam.
  • November | Check out our new archaeo-epidemiology paper in AJE with former lab members Olivia Reyes, Elizabeth Lee and Pratha Sah, as well as our collaborators Siddharth Chandra and Cecile Viboud.
  • October | We were just awarded a grant to pursue our collaboration with the amazing Lakdalwala Lab at the University of Pittsburgh
  • October | Shweta will be speaking at UMD, UTenn Knoxville and Virginia Tech this month.
  • September | Shweta will be speaking at the Big Data in Life Sciences and Biomedicine Conference in Ghent, Belgium
  • August | We welcome Michael Chambers who is a rotating PhD student from the Microbiology and Immunology PhD program!
  • August | Shweta will be joining a US delegation to Brazil for scientific discussions and outreach focused on mathematical biology.
  • June | Shweta has been awarded tenure at Georgetown University. The Bansal Lab is here to stay!
  • June | Undergrad Grant Rosensteel, Grad Student Casey Zipfel and Shweta are headed to present their work at NetSci 2018!
  • April | We welcome Melissa Collier, a new PhD student to the group who will be working on animal social behavior and disease ecology.
  • March | Elizabeth Lee has her work on flu surveillance out in PLoS Computational Biology this week!
  • March | We welcome Romain Garnier, postdoc on our new NIH project to the group!
  • January | We welcome Colin Carlson, Georgetown-SESYNC postdoc to the lab.

2017

  • December | Elizabeth Lee will be defending her PhD in Global Infectious Diseases on Dec 8th. We're on a roll!
  • November | Shweta and Elizabeth Lee will be at Epidemics6.
  • October | We are happy to be hosting AAAS Fellow and Professor of Mathematics Chris Leary during his sabbatical
  • October | Pratha Sah defended her PhD with distinction. Quite a milestone-- first PhD from the lab!
  • September | Shweta is grateful to be selected for R01 funding from the NIH for our work on vaccine hesitancy and childhood disease emergence
  • August | We are thrilled to announce that Colin Carlson will be joining the lab as a SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoc Fellow!
  • August | Pratha Sah will be at ESA'17. Find her to talk animal disease networks!
  • July | Shweta and Elizabeth will be presenting work at the Next Generation Informatics meeting in Hong Kong
  • July | Ewan Colman presents his work on social heterogeneity at the SIAM Network Science meeting
  • June | Shweta, Pratha, and Ewan will all be presenting talks at NetSci'17
  • May | Shweta is celebrating the life and legacy of Ellis McKenzie at the McKenzie Symposium at Fogarty
  • May | Applications are due soon for the Georgetown-SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • April | We are hosting Maciek Boni of PSU and OCRU for discussions on antibiotic resistance, flu dynamics!
  • April | Lead author Pratha Sah has published her work on modular social structure in PNAS
  • February | Vittoria Colizza of INSERM will be visiting us for an extended visit. Very excited!
  • January | Pratha Sah wins the Biology Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • January | We are hosting Sam Scarpino for research discussions

2016

  • December | Elizabeth Lee wins the Outstanding Student Abstract award at the ISDS annual meeting
  • December | Undergrad Anne Ewing and grad student Elizabeth Lee publish new work on influenza dynamics during the winter holidays in JID
  • November | Shweta co-edits special issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases on Big Data and Infectious Diseases
  • November | Elizabeth Lee publishes work on spatial big data for infectious disease modeling
  • November | Elizabeth Lee will be presenting at the MISMS meeting on flu spatial hetrogeneity
  • November | Shweta will be speaking at an MBI workshop on Population Models
  • October | Shweta speaks at the ICBI Symposium at Georgetown
  • September | Ewan Colman presents at CCS'16 on social hetrogeneity and ants
  • August | The Bansal Lab turns 4 years old this month!
  • August | Casey Zipfel joins the lab as a Biology PhD student. Welcome!
  • August | Pratha Sah will be presenting at ESA 2016
  • July | Stephan Leu joins the group as a Endeavour Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome!
  • June | Shweta will be speaking at the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society Annual Meeting.
  • May | Pratha Sah publishes new work on contact dynamics in desert tortoises
  • May | Lorenzo Pellis is visiting us
  • May | Madison Pachoe wins the Georgetown Biology Medal. Congratulations!
  • April | Olivia Reyes wins the Raines fellowship for independent summer research on flu spatio-temporal dynamics.
  • April | Daniel Fields wins the Kalorama fellowship for summer research on vaccine hesitancy.
  • April | Kristen Spies and Kristofer Muzzi are awarded the GUROP summer fellowship.
  • April | Shweta will be presenting a seminar at UT Austin Integrative Biology
  • March | Eamon O'Dea publishes work on PEDV in US swine populations
  • March | Elizabeth Lee develops a new software tool to calculate an influenza severity index
  • March | Elizabeth Lee publishes new work on influenza severity

2015

  • November | Elizabeth Lee presents her work at meetin on ID & Big Data at NIAID
  • October | Former undergrad Eric Mooring publishes work on influenza revaccination
  • September | Shweta speaks at Contagion'15 at the Conference on Complex Systems
  • July | Ewan Colman and Sandra Goldlust join the lab. Welcome!
  • June | Pratha Sah and Elizabeth Lee successfully defend their comprehensive proposals
  • May | Shweta presents work at the SIAM Meeting on Dynamical Systems
  • March | Shweta presents work on swine disease dynamics at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture
  • March | Shweta gives a guest lecture at George Mason