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Andrea Graham

Department/Program(s):
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Position: Assistant Professor
Title: Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Area(s):
  • Disease
  • Ecology
Office: 307a Guyot Hall
Phone: 609-258-6703
Andrea Graham



Profile

I am an evolutionary ecologist with strong interests in the processes that drive heterogeneity in hosts, parasites, and diseases.  I'm particularly keen to understand the role of immune systems in brokering host-parasite interactions, generating substantial self-harm (or immunopathology), and altering transmission dynamics of parasites.  Recent projects in the Graham Group have focused on the following questions:

  • Why do sheep vary so much in antibody responsiveness?
  • What are the consequences of immunopathology for transmission of malaria parasites?
  • Which cytokines primarily drive a cytokine storm?
  • What are the relative roles of resource limitation and immunological killing in within-host control of parasite populations?
  • Why do adaptive immune responses cross-react?