Andrea Swei

Andrea Swei

( She/Her/Hers )
Associate Professor
UC Berkeley
Phone: (415) 338-1753
Location: Office Hensill Hall 664; Lab Henill Hall 646

Fields: Ecology and Evolution

At SF State Since: 2013 

Specialties: Disease ecology, population and community ecology, microbiome analysis, emerging infectious diseases 

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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 the field, laboratory, and metagenomic experiments as well as mathematical modeling to understand the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases.