The Sawyer Lab at CU Boulder



What we do:

Disease Emergence * Zoonosis

Innate Immunity * Molecular Evolution

Genomics * Human Genetics * Virology

University of Colorado Boulder

photo credit: Paul Rowley, U of Idaho

The Sawyer Lab studies the transmission of viruses from primates to humans.

Notable human pathogens that have emerged from primate reservoirs include HIV, malaria, dengue virus, Zika virus, and

yellow fever virus.

  1. Evolution at the Host-Virus Interface

  1. Genetic Conflict Between Human and Viral Genes

  1. Host-Virus Arms Races and the Red Queen

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