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People Professor Sunetra Gupta

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology

Sunetra Gupta was a Principal Investigator in the Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines, which was part of the Oxford Martin School from 2010-2015. She remains connected with the School through her role as an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow.

My main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis. I use simple mathematical models to generate new hypotheses regarding the processes that determine the population structure of these pathogens. I work closely with laboratory and field scientists both to develop these hypotheses and to test them.

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow

Selected Publications