Paul Turner, PhD (Yale) - Webinar (In Person restricted to the PU community)

Paul Turner, PhD (Yale) - Webinar (In Person restricted to the PU community)

Butler Seminar Series

Event Date/Location

October 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Thomas Laboratory LTL003

Speaker

  • Prof. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner

    Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Yale

    Dr. Paul Turner is the Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and Microbiology faculty member at Yale School of Medicine. He obtained a BA in Biology (1988) from University of Rochester, a PhD in Microbial Evolution (1995) from Michigan State University, and did postdocs at National Institutes of Health, University of Valencia in Spain, and University of Maryland-College Park, before joining Yale in 2001. Dr. Turner studies evolutionary genetics of viruses, particularly phages (bacteria-specific viruses) that infect bacterial pathogens and RNA viruses transmitted by mosquitoes, and researches the use of phages to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases. He is very active in science-communication outreach to the general public, and is involved in programs where faculty collaborate with K-12 teachers to improve STEMM education in underserved public schools. Dr. Turner’s service includes the National Science Foundation’s Bio Advisory Committee and President-elect of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. His honors include Fellowship in the National Academy of Science, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and American Academy of Microbiology.

Topic

Phage therapy to combat infections by antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens

 

 

Audience

Restricted to faculty, staff and students at Princeton University

Host

Mohamed Donia, Molecular Biology Dept.