Nathan Grubaugh, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health
Yale School of Public Health

“Genomic Epidemiology and Ecology of Mosquito- and Tick-borne Viruses”

The Grubaugh Lab uses genomics and phylogenetics to uncover the epidemiological, ecological, and evolutionary determinants of virus outbreaks. They primarily focus on mosquito- and tick-borne viruses, like dengue, West Nile, and Powassan, that are increasingly spreading into new areas and have high outbreak potential. The Grubaugh Lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, including expertise in molecular biology, phylogenetics, statistics, and mathematical modeling. His lab was critical during the COVID-19 response, from designing and evaluating diagnostics (such as SalivaDirect) to establishing the Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative to track emerging variants. Expanding on this work, the lab is an academic partner for the Pathogen Genomics Centers of Excellence to foster and improve innovation and technical capacity in pathogen genomics, molecular epidemiology, and bioinformatics to better prevent, control, and respond to microbial threats of public health importance. Read more about their team and work at grubaughlab.com.

Reception: 5 – 6pm, Atrium
Lecture: 6 – 7pm, C120 Conference Room

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
Drexel University Campus in University City
3245 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104

Parking: Drexel University Parking Garage, 34th Street between Market and Chestnut. Parking will be validated at a cost of $5.00 if using this garage.