Summer 2024 Update

We are NOT offering this program in 2024. However, we still hope to be able to offer it in future summers. Please check back for updates in January 2025.

Previous projects and project outcomes are posted under the “Previous Project Outcomes” tab above. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page, and if your question is still unanswered please contact us at infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com


Dr. Sonia Altizer
Dr. Alex Strauss

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.