This Center for Evolution and Medicine Seminar Series features Caitlin Pepperell, an assistant professor of medicine and medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her areas of study include pathogen evolution and the ecology of infectious diseases.
In her talk, "Evolutionary perspectives on tuberculosis," Pepperell will discuss how tuberculosis (TB) remains a major challenge to global public health. TB is a complex disease that has persisted despite concerted control and eradication efforts. Evolutionary perspectives and methods are an important complement to more traditional approaches to the search for better means of controlling and treating TB.