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Department of Infectious Diseases

Courtney Murdock

Courtney Murdock

PhD
Assistant Professor
Odum School of Ecology
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Educational Background

  • BS (2001) Biology, University of Michigan
  • PhD (2009) Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Michigan
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About Courtney Murdock

Pennsylvania State University (2009-2014): Post-doctoral training, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics & Department of Entomology


Teaching Experience

  • IDIS 8900: Global Change and Vector-borne Diseases
    ECOL 4150/6150: Population Biology of Infectious Diseases
    ECOL 3500: Ecology

Research Interests

One of the main drivers of vector-borne disease transmission is the ecology of the insect vector.  Changes in climate and landuse alter ecological relationships vectors have with their hosts and parasites / pathogens, resulting in shifts in transmission.  Our research applies ecological and evolutionary theory to better understand: 1) the host-vector-parasite / pathogen interaction, 2) key environmental drivers of transmission, and 3) how environmental change will affect vector-borne disease transmission.
 


Selected Publications

Dr. Murdock's publications

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