Nathan Grubaugh

Nathan Grubaugh
PhD Candidate, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University

Climate change and human factors, such as land use and globalization, continue to facilitate the emergence of new viruses. I am interested in detecting new viruses before they become a global threat and the ecological factors that direct virus evolution. My research involves a combination of field work, laboratory experimentation, and computation biology. First, I am collecting human blood-fed mosquitoes to detect pathogens from remote areas in West Africa. In the lab, I am examining how different interactions of mosquitoes and birds can impact West Nile virus evolution and alter the outcome of infection.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2015-2016
Other Affiliations: 
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences