Nicole Mideo

N. Mideo

Assistant Professor

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
PhD, Queen's University (2009)
BSc, University of Toronto (2004)
Email: nicole.mideo@utoronto.ca

Office: ESC2063
Office Phone: 416-978-1316
Lab: ESC2055
Lab Phone: 416-978-1318

Web Page: http://mideo.eeb.utoronto.ca/

Research Areas:
Theoretical & Computational Biology;
Ecology of Populations, Communities & Ecosystems;
Behaviour, Physiology & Anatomy of Organisms;
Evolutionary Epidemiology

Study Organisms: Parasites, pathogens, their hosts and vectors

Research:

I study the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases through a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches. I am interested in understanding the factors that regulate patterns of infection within and between hosts, and how these factors interact to shape disease evolution.  My research answers questions like: how and why do interactions between parasites and hosts differ across closely related parasite species and genotypes? Are these differences due to host traits, parasite traits, or their interactions? Which factors have shaped parasite traits that determine disease severity and infectiousness? Which factors will accelerate or constrain the evolution of these parasite traits when selective forces change, e.g., due to interventions or environmental change and associated shifts in host, vector, or disease distributions? 

See my webpage for publications