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Airway microbial interactions in respiratory infections (ID Epi Seminar Series)
2022/04/28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elodie Ghedin, PhD leads the Systems Genomics Section at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland since May 2020. She also holds an affiliation with New York University where she was Director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and Professor of Biology and Global Public Health. Her laboratory uses comparative genomics, evolutionary biology, and systems biology techniques to generate critical insight about host-pathogen interactions. Dr. Ghedin studies microbial and viral population structures, and how these impact host response to infection and emerging infectious diseases. Her research focuses on characterizing virus diversity—primarily influenza, and now SARS-CoV-2—within and across infected hosts, and the interactions of microbes (bacterial, fungal, and viral) in the respiratory tract, to better understand the dynamics of virus transmission. Dr. Ghedin obtained her BSc and PhD from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).