Dr. Dustin Brisson was named
a 2013 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease by the Burroughs
Wellcome Fund. His work on the ecology and evolution of Lyme
disease was featured recently on PennNews. The Burroughs Wellcome award encourages and
supports ambitious early career faculty…
Dr. Dustin Brisson has been promoted to Associate Professor of Biology with tenure. Dustin studies the ecology and evolutionary biology of disease-causing organisms. Much of his current work focuses on the bacterium that causes Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi. Congratulations!
Individual-level heterogeneity often drives ecological and evolutionary dynamics. The effects of individual variation are especially clear in host-parasite interactions, and all the more so during a global pandemic: hosts exhibit remarkable heterogeneity in the strength, speed and specificity of …