Welcome to the Brunner Lab


My lab group studies the evolutionary ecology of infectious disease. From disease in conservation and human health to the evolution of parasite host range and virulence, we focus on questions with a theoretical basis and an applied focus. I am particularly interested in factors that influence disease transmission such as host community composition, environmental conditions, and host behaviors. Most of our research involves ranaviral disease in amphibians, but I have also been working on tick-borne disease in small mammal communities. We are more excited by interesting question than the particular system. And statistics, oddly enough.