Orchid Allicock, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Phone: 212.305.3371
Fax: 212.342.9044
Email: oa2301@columbia.edu




PhD (Molecular Genetics), Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, 2015
BS, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2006


Pathogen discovery and identification
Virus evolution and phylogenetics
Emerging arboviruses


  • Allicock OM, Lemey P, Tatem AJ, Pybus OG, Bennett SN, Mueller BA, et al. Phylogeography and population dynamics of dengue viruses in the Americas. Mol Biol Evol. 2012; 29(6):1533-43.
  • Seetahal JF, Velasco-Villa A, Allicock OM, Adesiyun AA, Bissessar J, Amour K, et al. Evolutionary history and phylogeography of rabies viruses associated with outbreaks in Trinidad. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(8):e2365.
  • Sahadeo N, Mohammed H, Allicock OM, Auguste AJ, Widen SG, Badal K, Pulchan K, Foster J, Weaver SC, Carrington CVF Evolutionary and Epidemiological Characterization of a Chikungunya Virus Outbreak in Trinidad. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015; 9(11): e0004199.
  • Sahadeo NSD, Allicock OM, Salazar P, Auguste AJ, Widen S, Olowokure B, Gutierrez C, Valadere AM, Polson-Edwards K, Weaver SC, Carrington CVF. Understanding the evolution and spread of Chikungunya virus in the Americas using complete genome sequences. Virus Evolution 2017; 1;3(1).