Elodie Ghedin, PhD, Professor of Biology and Global Public Health, is Director of the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University. Her laboratory uses comparative genomics, evolutionary biology, and systems biology techniques to generate critical insight about host-pathogen interactions. Prof. Ghedin studies microbial and viral population structures, and how these impact host response to infection and emerging infectious diseases. Her research focuses on characterizing influenza virus diversity within and across infected hosts, and the interactions of microbes (bacterial, fungal, and viral) in the respiratory tract, to better understand the dynamics of viral transmission. Prof. Ghedin received her BS in Biology and PhD in Molecular Parasitology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), A Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).