Paul Turner

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Prof & Chn Ecology/Evolutionary Bio
165 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-8934

My laboratory uses microorganisms (RNA viruses, DNA viruses, bacteria) as model systems to address hypotheses in ecological and evolutionary theory, especially questions regarding the evolution of genetic exchange (sex), virus ecology and evolution, host-parasite interactions, and the evolution of infectious disease. I use an inter-disciplinary approach to investigate these processes, employing techniques from microbiology, population genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and mathematical modeling.

Courses: EEB 228: Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, EEB 460/461: Studies in Evolutionary Medicine I/II