Elodie Ghedin

Elodie Ghedin, PhD, Professor of Biology and Global Public Health, is a member 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 has recently focused on characterizing influenza virus diversity within and across infected hosts and the interactions of microbes in the respiratory tract to better understand the dynamics of viral transmission and evolution.

Prof. Ghedin received her BS in Biology and PhD in Molecular Parasitology from McGill University, and a MS in Environmental Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was a postdoctorate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH before joining the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR; now the J. Craig Venter Institute) where she initiated the Virus Genomics group and led the Influenza Genome Sequencing Project funded by NIAID. She joined the NYU faculty in April 2014, following 8 years at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In 2011, citing the creativity and collaborative nature of her work, and her contributions to parasitology and virology, Dr. Ghedin was recognized as a fellow by the MacArthur Foundation. In 2012, she was also named a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow.