Petra Klepac, PhD
Petra Klepac, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. After having studied biology and ecology from 1996 to 2001 at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, she completed her PhD as part of the joint program in biological oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. As a 2007 UNESCO-L'Oreal Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, she studied the optimal control of infectious human diseases, focusing on childhood measles. Her research interests fall in two main categories: optimal control of infectious diseases, and dynamics of predator-prey and host-pathogen population interactions.