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ID Epi Seminar Series – Phil Arevalo
March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Dr. Phil Arevalo is a Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago with Professor Sarah Cobey and studies how infection history affects the development of the immune response to influenza. By modeling epidemiological and molecular data, he hopes to better understand how differences between people’s immune responses arise and, in turn, feed back onto influenza evolution. As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow with Professor Martin Polz at MIT, Phil found that networks of horizontal gene transfer could be used to identify microbial populations and provide insight into how diversity spreads in microbial systems.