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J. Reilly Comper

BSc, MSc


Reilly is a graduate of the University of Guelph, having achieved his Master of Science degree in Biophysics through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Reilly's MSc research involved the use of mathematical modeling to study the effects of the parasite Nosema ceranae on honey bee population and honey storage dynamics. 

Reilly's PhD research will investigate between-farm movements of dairy cows and the effects of heterogeneous contacts on disease transmission among dairy farms in Ontario, Canada. By creating dynamic network models of between-farm dairy cow movements, insights into trends and noteworthy features of the dairy industry in Ontario can be explored. Furthermore, these dynamic networks serve as the framework for which disease transmission can be simulated and hypothetical interventions can be tested. 

Research Interests

  • Mathematical modeling
  • Network analysis
  • Honey bees
  • Dairy cattle
  • Infectious disease