Principal Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
Dr Colin Russel, is a Principal Research Associate and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the interface between infectious disease evolution and epidemiology.
He is particularly interested in how processes operating at different evolutionary and epidemiological scales act in concert to give rise to patterns in disease population dynamics. The majority of his work focuses on influenza viruses due to the wealth of available data, the breadth of unanswered fundamental questions, and the opportunity for major public health impact.
Dr Russell first came to Cambridge in 2002 to pursue a PhD in Zoology as a Gates Scholar. After his PhD he remained in the Department of Zoology until 2013, first as a Research Associate (2006-2008), then as a Junior Research Fellow of Clare College (2008-2009), and finally as a Royal Society University Research Fellow (2009-2013). In 2013 he joined the Department of Veterinary Medicine as a Principal Research Associate and Royal Society University Research Fellow.