Sunetra Gupta - A crisis of pathos in the global response to COVID-19

Sunetra Gupta is Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of London. She has been awarded the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, and currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellowship and an ERC Senior Investigator Award.

Area of specialization Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease systems

Research interests My main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis. I am also interested in the evolution of host diversity under selection from infectious disease, with an emphasis on hemoglobin disorders that protect against malaria and the MHC.

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