Andrew J. Bennett

Position title: Goldberg Laboratory 2012-Current

Research Title:  Risk of Environmental Exposure to Emerging Bat Viruses in Uganda

Research Description: Andrew Bennett’s research investigates the ecology and epidemiology of emerging viral zoonoses. He seeks to understand the upstream drivers of emerging infections through the study of viral dynamics in human and animal populations. Andrew has worked to improve differential diagnostics for hemorrhagic fevers and respiratory illnesses in West Africa and Latin America, and currently researches the ecological dynamics of emerging viruses in African bat populations. He has a passion for capacity building in resource-limited settings and has experience implementing advanced laboratory diagnostics, as well as safe and effective surveillance methods, for a broad range of high-impact viruses in the developing world.