At the Bansal Lab, our work is interdiscplinary. We're always looking for:

  • biologists interested in applying/developing quantitative and computational methods to their disease systems
  • mathematicians and computational scientists interested in infectious disease problems

Collaboration with experimentalists and epidemiologists

Lab located in Georgetown's new science center: Regent's Hall

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Open source, open data work

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Located in the heart of DC's rich cultural and intellectual life

Policy impact through goverment partners


We are recruiting PhD students to start in Fall 2018 (applications due in Dec 2017).

We recruit students interested in pursuing graduate work in disease ecology and network epidemiology for the following programs:


Please consult the individual program websites for information on application requirements and deadlines.

How to apply

It is highly recommended that you contact Shweta Bansal before applying to one of these programs.


You must have an interest in problems of infectious diseases, and a desire to learn mathematical modeling and computer programming (previous experience preferred, but not required).


I do not generally accept students until their sophomore year. I also do not accept senior thesis students unless they have previously conducted research in the lab.

How to apply

Please contact Professor Bansal with the following information:

  1. Major and graduation year
  2. Your resume
  3. List of biology, math, and computer science courses you have taken (or any other mathematics and programming experience you may have). Did you enjoy these courses?
  4. Are you looking for research credit? Your options may include: GUROP, a research tutorial, or a senior thesis
  5. How many hours can you commit to working in the lab/ How many semesters do you anticipate having time for research?
  6. What interests you about the lab's research?