C. Brandon Ogbunu(gafor) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and an affiliate with the Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB). His research takes place at the intersection of evolutionary biology, genetics, and epidemiology. He uses experimental, data science and computational tools to better understand the underlying causes and consequences of disease, across scales: from the biophysics of proteins involved in drug resistance to the social determinants driving epidemics at the population level. In doing so, he aims to develop theory that enriches our understanding of the various underpinnings of disease, while contributing to practical solutions for clinical medicine and public health.
He completed his PhD at Yale University and did postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the Broad Institute. He is a former United J. Fulbright Fellow, where he conducted malaria research at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). He has been the recipient of the UNCF-Merck, the Broad Institute Diversity Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. He comes to Yale after two years on the faculty at Brown University.