Summer 2020 Update
It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the Summer 2020 REU Site: Population Biology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought to national attention the importance of infectious disease research, and we hope to continue to contribute to the training of the next generation of researchers in future years.
Dr. John Drake
Dr. Sonia Altizer
Directors, Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU@UGA
The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site at the University of Georgia is a nine-week NSF-funded program to provide students from across the country with research experiences at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. The goal of this program is to catalyze a new generation of inter-disciplinary infectious disease science by introducing life science students to computational and mathematical techniques and to provide students in mathematics, statistics, and computer science opportunities to collaborate with life scientists, to collect and analyze data, and to develop empirically-motivated research. Students may develop projects that emphasize experimentation, computational or mathematical modeling, or a synthesis project combining empirical research and modeling.