How do pathogens adapt to their hosts and what is the evolutionary basis of this adaptation?

About Us

The Ghedin Lab is a member of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Our research is focused on defining genomic characteristics of human pathogens.  We use a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on genomics, molecular virology, parasitology, and computational biology to unravel the complex relationships between pathogens and their hosts.

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Integrating multiple omics methodologies to gain a wholistic, systems-level understanding of complex host responses to infection and vaccination.

Our research is harnessing the power of omics to gain deeper resolution of the host environment.

Seeking to understand the complex interactions between Brugia Malayi (a filarial nematode) and its endosymbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia.

Our studies address key questions on the reciprocal cues required in the co-dependency between the worm and the bacteria.

Investigating drivers and outcomes of respiratory virus evolution.

We are generating novel insights into the evolutionary dynamics of respiratory pathogens.

Characterizing microbial ecology in upper airways and chronic wounds.

Our research provides a systems-level landscape of microbial communities, and defines how these communities impact infection outcomes.

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Lab News

2021 GVN Rising Star Mentorship Program

*Press Release of Global Virus Network Announces Inaugural Cohort Of Rising Star Mentorship Program. Elodie Ghedin served as an evaluation committee member for the program. ...
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Rapid New Virus Diagnostics – Podcast Guest

*Press Release on The Symbiotic Podcast “….working on research that could lead to the design and implementation of a handheld device that would detect viruses ...
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Dr. Ghedin Elected to American Academy of Microbiology Fellowship

In February 2017, Elodie Ghedin was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology that ...
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