Elodie Ghedin is a Professor of Biology and Global Public Health and 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 insights about host-pathogen interactions. Elodie 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 in the respiratory tract, to better understand the dynamics of viral transmission and evolution.
Elodie received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ph.D. in Molecular Parasitology from McGill University, and a master’s in Environmental Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was a postdoctorate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIAID/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. She was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), A Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).