PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Games parasites play: optimal transmission investment within the host
Seminar:Mathematical Biology and Physiology Seminar
Speaker:Megan Greischar, Entomology and CIDD graduate student
Abstract:
Malaria parasites must allocate to asexual growth within the host as well as the production of specialized transmission stages to be passed on to new hosts. The optimal balance between growth and transmission is altered by the presence of a coinfecting strain, which represents both a competitor and a potential source of mates. I will discuss current work to identify optimal investment strategies using a mechanistic model of coinfection. Allowing transmission investment to vary through time, we examine the interplay between conflicting selection pressures through the dynamic process of malaria coinfection.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 28 / 2014
Time:12:00pm - 01:00pm