Weinberger Lab

Our research focuses on the mechanisms driving the observed epidemiological patterns of respiratory infections, particularly pneumococcal disease and RSV. Pneumococcus causes a large burden of disease worldwide, particularly among young children and the elderly.  Major research questions in the lab are related to long-term bacterial evolution, impacts of immunization on carriage and disease in different populations, and seasonal determinants of bacterial disease incidence (including viral co-infections and carriage). These projects utilize both quantitative tools and experimental laboratory studies. You can learn more about our research and recent publications here.

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Sandy Pingali, MPH 2015 graduates. From left to right: Esra Kurum (postdoc), Emma Claye (MPH ’16), Dan Weinberger, Sandy Pingali (MPH ’15), The Danish Postdoc, Sudipta Saha (UToronto, BS ’16). Not pictured: Joe Lewnard (PhD candidate).




Sandy Pingali, MPH ’15, working hard in the lab


The pneumococcus

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