Disease Ecology and Computer Modeling Laboratory, Ohio State University, OH

Description of Elective Experience: 

Data analysis and field data collection in different US and international locations.  Each student will enter the rotation with a planned research project that includes analysis of data, computer modeling of infectious diseases, machine learning, and/ or data collection in a particular cultural setting.  Activities will be designed to complete the project and the student will have regular meetings with the PIs and advanced graduate students in the laboratory to complete the project.  There may also be aspects of bench research and research team training/ management depending on the project.  An oral and written project report will be completed at the end of the rotation as summative evaluation of the experience.  

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

DECML is based in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Hosted students will have access to a computer and general library, office, and research resources available through the institution.  If additional supplies are needed for the project, those will be discussed and funding secured prior to acceptance for the rotation.  

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

Students are expected to commit 40 hours per week to their project and laboratory/ PI meetings.  The schedule is somewhat flexible and should be discussed with the mentor prior to the rotation.  A one-hour planning meeting is required on the first day of the rotation and time should be put aside for a presentation on the final day of the rotation.

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

Students should arrange their own housing, but the department administrator can assist with websites and leads.

Rebecca Garabed
Contact email: 
1920 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
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