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The Biology of Virus Spillover

Sara L. Sawyer, Ph.D.

BioFrontiers Institute
University of Colorado Boulder

The Biology of Virus Spillover

Sara L. Sawyer, Ph.D.

BioFrontiers Institute
University of Colorado Boulder

We study how animal viruses evolve as they infect new species, including humans.  We mainly study HIV and dengue virus, but have published research on the spillover of many other viruses as well.

Understanding spillover is critical for predicting and controlling viral epidemics, and it also provides an outstanding example of evolution in action that informs us about biology more generally.