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Loyola University Maryland

(Microbial) Networking Going Viral

The 2019 Natural and Applied Sciences Grand Seminar features a lecture by Elodie Ghedin on how respiratory pathogens, including influenza, interact with drug-resistant variants and impact virus evolution. She will also discuss the work being done with microbial and viral ecology in the upper and lower respiratory tract. Ghedin’s research focuses on genomics, infectious diseases, viral infections, and biology. Her wide-ranging research includes the evolution of influenza and severity of the Zika virus, links between HIV and lung microbiome in lung disease patients, sequencing genomes, and parasites. Ghedin has conducted research at the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md., and previously worked for eight years as a researcher in genomics and infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.