Congratulations to our 2018 Summer Interns Class!
Five college students joined DIEPS this summer to work on MISMS projects.
Allison Randy-Cofie, Amherst College ’19
Project: Bioinformatics. Generating sub-sampled data sets of influenza A viruses from human, swine, equine, avian and canine hosts for all segments of the viral genome
Anne Lheem, Harvard University ’21
Project: Epidemiology. Identifying associations between influenza virus activity and antibiotic use on a global scale.
Felix Wu, Amherst College ’22
Project: Bibliometrics. Conducting a review of the publications produced by the MISMS and RAPIDD programs to assess their scientific impact and geographical diversity of co-authorship (published in Epidemics).
Garret Kern, Brown University ’22
Project: Bioinformatics. Creating a tool in Python to facilitate the downsampling of large genetic data sets by specified criteria (host, location, time, etc.). Creating R code to visualize pathogen data collected in humans and animal hosts (published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases).
Josh Grubs, Duke University ’18
Project: Biosafety. Creating protocols for chemical safety for use in Pakistan and other developing countries.