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Infectious & Zoonotic Disease

Researchers Across Tufts Pivot to Fight COVID-19

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Scientists collaborate to understand the coronavirus, from how it is transmitted to the disparity of its harm As she witnessed COVID-19 spread worldwide, Tufts Vice Provost for Research Caroline Genco knew that it would take… Read More

On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

How Many People Have Been Infected?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Associate professor Abhineet Sheoran explains why widespread antibody testing is so critical to moving forward in a COVID-19 world.

Dr. Abhineet Sheoran working with two students in the lab who are enrolled in the MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health Program

What Is Behind COVID-19 Spillover Events?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Professor Jonathan Runstadler discusses his lab’s work to investigate genetic mutations and other factors that enable the SARS-CoV-2 virus to jump species.

Black dog being swabbed in nasal cavity for COVID-19 testing