Earl Austin Middlebrook

Earl Austin Middlebrook

Post Doctoral student

Earl is a postdoc at Los Alamos National Labs working in Biosecurity and Public Health where he uses genomics and transcriptomics approaches to understand host pathogen coevolution and ecology. In 2012, Earl obtained his PHD in biology from the University of Utah in Dr. Wayne K. Potts’ lab where he studied the evolution of virulence in a retrovirus model. In a postdoc at the University of Arizona with Dr. Todd Schlenke, Earl studied the evolutionary origins of parasitoid wasp venom using a variety of bioinformatics approaches. He currently is involved in cooperative biosurveillance projects which include training and downstream support of sequencing and bioinformatic efforts to detect current and emerging disease threats; promoting global health security.

Earl is part of the Los Alamos genomics team in the project.

My Projects


Co-infection with Rift Valley fever virus, Brucella spp. and Coxiella burnetii in humans and animals in Kenya: Disease burden and ecological factors