Louise Moncla

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I am a new postdoc in the Bedford lab who will be using a combination of next-generation sequencing and phylogenetics to study the evolution and spread of RNA viruses. I received my Bachelor’s degree in biology from Penn State University and my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Thomas Friedrich. My PhD work was focused on using Illumina sequence data to dissect the within-host evolution of influenza viruses, and to examine the role of transmission bottlenecks in viral cross-species transmission.

Papers

Repeated introductions and intensive community transmission fueled a mumps virus outbreak in Washington State

Viral genomes reveal patterns of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Washington State

Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Washington State

Quantifying within-host evolution of H5N1 influenza in humans and poultry in Cambodia

Genomic epidemiology supports multiple introductions and cryptic transmission of Zika virus in Colombia

Comprehensive mapping of avian influenza polymerase adaptation to the human host

Within-host evolution of human influenza virus

Projects

mumps-wa-phylodynamics - Public repository for genomic epidemiology investigation of the 2016/2017 mumps outbreak in Washington state

mumps-seq - Protocols for sequencing mumps viruses

h5n1-cambodia - Within-host diversity in H5N1-infected humans and poultry in Cambodia

sacra - Cleaning scripts for real-time pathogen analysis

Posts

Quantifying within-host evolution of H5N1 influenza in humans and poultry in Cambodia

Genomic epidemiology supports multiple introductions and cryptic transmission of Zika virus in Colombia

Multiple introductions of mumps virus into Washington State

Characterization of 27 mumps virus genomes from the Washington state outbreak