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Shai Pilosof

  • M.Sc
  • PhD student
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 13PublicationsNumber of items in Shai's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 13Followers

About

I am currently interested in the application of network analysis to research questions in disease ecology, community ecology and epidemiology. In particular, I study the factors that effect spread of disease in animal communities and from animals to humans. In my Ph.D. I try to answer 3 questions: (1) What is the role of individual heterogeneity in shaping host-parasite interactions at the community level? (2) What is the effect of multiple-species on disease dynamics? (3) How does the structure of a host-parasite network determine interspecific variation in host immunity to disease? To answer these questions (and others) I use a combination of theoretical and data-driven modeling approaches. Although I come from the ecology discipline I am at learning and applying methods and theory from other disciplines. In fact, much of my ongoing work (in prep) is inspired by studies from the physics domain. During my M.Sc I was studying the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on the interactions between bats and their parasites and on bat immune system, within the context of ecological immunology.

Recent publications

  • Potential parasite transmission in multi-host networks based on parasite sharing

    • Pilosof S
    • Morand S
    • Krasnov B
    • et al.
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  • Host-parasite network structure is associated with community-level immunogenetic diversity

    • Pilosof S
    • Fortuna M
    • Cosson J
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Professional experience

PhD student

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

March 2011 - Present

Organizing committee of the annual SIDEER symposium

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

May 2010 - May 2011(a year)

Course instructor assistant

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

August 2009

Research assistant

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

November 2008 - December 2008(a month)

Visiting academic

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

December 2007 - October 2008(10 months)

Research coordinator, the freshwatr laboratory

Tel Aviv University

January 2007 - December 2007(a year)

Teaching Assistant

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Research assistant

Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

Education

Ph.D. student

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

February 2011 - August 2014(4 years)

Visiting scholar

Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC

March 2013 - June 2013(3 months)

M.Sc.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

March 2009 - March 2011(2 years)

Academic internship

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

January 2008 - November 2008(10 months)

B.Sc.

Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

October 2003 - May 2007(4 years)

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