Elodie Ghedin, Ph.D.

Dr. Elodie Ghedin obtained her Ph.D. from McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology in Montreal, Canada.

Following a postdoctoral fellowship at NIAID on the cell biology of Leishmania donovani, she joined The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR; now the J. Craig Venter Institute) where she worked with Dr. Najib El-Sayed on the annotation of trypanosomatid genomes. There she led her own group on the Brugia malayi and Influenza Virus genome projects.

In 2006 she joined the Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she was part of the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and the Center for Vaccine Research.

In 2014 she moved to New York University as a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a professor of epidemiology in the School of Global Public Health. From 2017 to 2019, she served as director of NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

In May 2020, Dr. Ghedin joined NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a senior investigator. She also maintains an affiliation with New York University as a Visiting Scientist.


  • MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011),
  • Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012),
  • American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).
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