2017 Hellman Fellow
Assistant Professor, Ecology, Behavior & Evolution
UC San Diego
Project Title: Unlocking the key to evolvability for predicating viral emergence
Viruses are well known for their capacity to rapidly evolve, often in ways that interfere with effective medical treatment. However, not all viral strains have the same propensity to adapt. My goal is to determine what properties endow some viruses with increased evolvability in order to neutralize their evolution.