The Bouvier lab studies host, viral, and environmental factors affecting the respiratory transmission of influenza viruses among mammals. Our past research has sought to understand the impact of antiviral resistance on influenza virus transmissibility. We currently also focus on physiology, aerobiology, and immunology of influenza in the guinea pig and ferret models, particularly with regard to their accuracy in modeling disease and transmission in humans. Other research interests include developing a quantitative understanding of the complex environmental phenomena that influence the airborne transmission of respiratory viruses among humans.
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