Sidney Bell

PhD student

I am a graduate student at the University of Washington, where I am pursuing a joint MS in Epidemiology and PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology. Generally, I am interested in questions about how viruses evolve and interact with their hosts. What allows a virus to infect a new host species? How do viruses adapt to their hosts and evade the immune system? Previous work on SIV cross-species transmission dynamics; current work on dengue virus antigenic evolution.


Nextstrain: real-time tracking of pathogen evolution

Modern-day SIV viral diversity generated by extensive recombination and cross-species transmission


augur - Pipeline components for real-time virus analysis

fauna - RethinkDB database to support real-time virus analysis

nextflu - Real-time tracking of influenza evolution

siv-cst - Dynamics of cross-species transmission in SIV


Dynamics of cross-species transmission in SIV