Ponciano Lab Publishes Study on Anthrax

An important advance in understanding the population dynamics of infectious disease was published by Biology Associate Professor José Miguel Ponciano in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Using field collected data from Namibia on plains zebra and coalescence modeling, the study develops a new method for estimating the duration of anthrax infections and the sizes of founding anthrax populations.  The study was conducted in collaboration with colleagues from UF Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the University of Oslo, Universidad del Norte (Colombia) and the University of Albany.  This new approach can be used for studying transmission and infection parameters of other bacterial diseases from natural animal systems. For more information see https://www.pnas.org/content/117/8.cover-expansion