About Andrea Swei

Phone:

4153381753

Title: 

Assistant Professor

Department: 

BiologyCollege of Science and Engineering

Building: 

Hensill Hall (HH)

HH
664

Office Hours: 

Wednesday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

 

Website(s):

At SF State Since:

2013

Bio:

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral fellow at Cary Instiute of Ecosystem Studies

Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco

 

Dr. Swei's research is focused on the ecology and pathogenesis of diseases, especially tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. Her research investigates the ways that habitat disturbance, community interactions, and trophic cascades affect the distribution and prevalence of tick-borne diseases. In addition, recent work examines the functional role of microbial communities in pathogen transmission. Research in the Swei lab focuses on field, laboratory, and metagenomic experiments as well as mathematical modeling to understand the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases.