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Andrea Swei

Professor jdelator
Associate Professor
U C Berkeley
At SFSU Since: 
HH 664
Office Hours: 
Tues 12-2pm
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1753
Disease ecology, population and community ecology, microbiome analysis, emerging infectious diseases

Dr. Swei's research is focused on the ecology and pathogenesis of diseases, especially tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. Her research investigates the ways that habitat disturbance, community interactions, and trophic cascades affect the distribution and prevalence of tick-borne diseases. In addition, recent work examines the functional role of microbial communities in pathogen transmission. Research in the Swei lab focuses on field, laboratory, and metagenomic experiments as well as mathematical modeling to understand the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases.