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  • Nicole Nova

    Nicole Nova

    Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2016
    Masters Student in Statistics, admitted Winter 2020

    BioNicole is a graduate student in the Mordecai Lab (Prof. Erin Mordecai) and the Petrov Lab (Prof. Dmitri Petrov). She received her undergraduate and graduate training in dental surgery at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. She also studied electrical engineering for a year at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She then spent a year at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center working on mathematical modeling of cancer evolution in the Michor Lab (Prof. Franziska Michor). Then, she worked on eco-evolutionary dynamics of infectious disease (i.e., within-host modeling of HIV and antibody co-evolution) in the Koelle Research Group (Prof. Katia Koelle) at Duke University (now Emory University). Nicole is generally interested in population genetics, genomics, disease ecology, and rapid adaptation of pathogens and mammals in wildlife. Her research focuses on public health and conservation of large carnivores.