The Nunn Lab conducts research in disease ecology, evolutionary medicine, and global health. In Madagascar, we investigate how land use change and market integration influences infectious disease dynamics in humans and other animals. In comparative research, we investigate zoonotic disease emergence in humans and the predictors of cross-species transmission. In all of our research, we take an interdisciplinary approach to advance evolutionary perspectives on societally important questions, including research in One Health and pandemic prevention. Our research is funded by the NIH, NSF, and other funding agencies.
Charlie Nunn is the PI of the lab. He has a joint appointment in Evolutionary Anthropology and the Duke Global Health Institute. He is also the Founding Director of the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine, which fuels innovative research at the intersection of evolution, medicine and public health in the Triangle of North Carolina and across the state.
The Nunn Lab is recruiting Ph.D. students. Please contact Charlie Nunn for more information.