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Dr Joanne Lello  -  PhD


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Position:Lecturer

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75885
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Extension:75885
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Gregarine parasites

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:

  1. Detection – Developing statistical approaches to aid in determining the presence and form of interspecific parasite interactions in natural systems.
  2. Interaction Mechanisms - Elucidating the form of the interactions between the parasite species.
  3. 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.

Research Division

Organisms and Environment