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Pathogen Spillover and the Emergence of New Human Diseases

Kevin Gross, Ph.D. will help us to understand how and when potential pathogens move from non-human animals to humans, called spillover. Spillover events are rare, but given enough opportunity, rare events eventually occur.

Published onJun 22, 2022
Pathogen Spillover and the Emergence of New Human Diseases
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Kevin Gross, Ph.D. will help us to understand how and when potential pathogens move from non-human animals to humans, called spillover. Spillover events are rare, but given enough opportunity, rare events eventually occur.

Kevin Gross uses math to investigate questions in ecology and evolution. He is particularly interested in understanding why populations of non-human species wax and wane through time, and in developing mathematical models that illuminate the forces that drive those fluctuations. His past research has examined how populations of tropical coral reefs respond to changing environmental conditions, how plant species of conservation concern respond to management interventions, and how biological diversity is distributed across the globe. Dr. Gross teaches in the Department of Statistics, and is affiliated with NC State's Biomathematics Program and its Genetic Engineering and Society Center. 

Pathogen Spillover and the Emergence of New Human Diseases (Kevin Gross)

This video was originally produced for an audience of entering first-year and transfer students at NC State University as a part of an interdisciplinary experience. It is available for noncommercial reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

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