Dr Joanne Lello - PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75885
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Gregarine parasites within a cockroach gut
My research focuses on the over-arching question, ‘What are the consequences of coinfection for the spread and evolution of infectious disease?” Within this broader question I explore three key areas:
- Detection – Developing statistical approaches to aid in determining the presence and form of interspecific parasite interactions in natural systems.
- Interaction Mechanisms - Elucidating the form of the interactions between the parasite species.
- Prediction – Examining the dynamic consequence of the parasite inter-specific interactions for both the hosts and parasites, with particular respect to parasite transmission and host-parasite evolution.