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  • Kristen Aiemjoy

    Kristen Aiemjoy

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases

    Bio Dr. Aiemjoy is an infectious disease epidemiologist with interests in diarrheal disease, measurement, diagnostics, and sero-epidemiology. She is currently working on evaluating serological markers for Salmonella Typhi and Paratyphi infection as part of the Sero-Epidemiology and Environmental Surveillance (SEES) study in Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

  • Ronan Arthur

    Ronan Arthur

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases

    Bio How does a changing epidemic landscape impact people's perceptions of risk and their behavior? How might these changes impact disease dynamics? These questions are more complex than they seem because they involve endogenous, interacting elements in a system.

    Ronan studies the interaction between the environment, infectious disease dynamics, and human behavior change. He utilizes techniques from geography and global health in empirical work on Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia. He also utilizes mathematical biology.and nonlinear dynamics tools to model these interacting complex systems.

  • Yanjia Cao

    Yanjia Cao

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases

    Bio I am a postdoctoral research fellow focusing on spatial data modeling and infectious disease epidemiology, specifically typhoid fever, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University's School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Jason Andrews.
    My research focuses on
    (i) applying geospatial techniques to understand spatial burden of typhoid fever
    (ii) developing spatial and temporal data models to simulate typhoid fever surveillance

  • Arianna Celis Luna

    Arianna Celis Luna

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases

    Bio Arianna I. Celis Luna is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. David Relman. Her research will investigate the role of the GI microbiome on iron absorption during pregnancy. She aims is to elucidate a functional role for the microbiome during this critical time period by combining metatranscriptomic and metametabolomic data from in vivo samples with biochemical data from in vitro samples. She hopes to shed light on how iron-deficiency anemia, still affecting ~50% of pregnant women in developed countries, can be more efficiently treated or prevented.

    Arianna received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Montana State University in 2018. She worked in the lab of Dr. Jennifer DuBois where her research focused on how, at the molecular level, bacteria build iron into the versatile molecule known as heme and break it apart again. Her work examined how these reactions are critical for both pathogenic species, such as Staphylococcus aureus, and the resident bacteria of the digestive tract.

    Arianna?s work encompasses 6 published papers in journals like the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and ACS Biochemistry. She has presented her work in several conferences, including Gordon Research Conferences and the ASBMB Annual Meeting, and at Montana State University as part of the Kopriva Science Seminar Series after receiving the Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship.

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