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Conversations About COVID-19: Phylogenetic Trees - What they can (and can’t) tell us about COVID-19

Some of the most intriguing mysteries of the epidemic can be investigated by creating phylogenetic trees - genetic family trees of the virus. Jeremy Martinson and Eleanor Feingold talk about how these trees are created and what we can and cannot learn from them. Where did the virus come from? How did it spread? How long has it been  in the U.S.? And is there really a “turbo-charged” strain that is more infectious than the rest?

Session details and advance registration available via publichealth.pitt.edu/covid-19/conversations

 

Eleanor Feingold is a professor of human genetics and biostatistics, chair of the Department of Human Genetics, and executive associate  dean of the Graduate School of Public Health. She is a genetic epidemiologist, studying the evolutionary and genetic contributions to many different human traits, including Alzheimers, cleft lip and  palate, and  Down Syndrome.

Jeremy Martinson is an assistant professor of infectious diseases and microbiology and of human genetics. Using a variety of genomic and transcriptomic approaches, his lab studies the molecular processes that generate genetic variation and the consequences of such variation, such as susceptibility and resistance to disease and the potent selective effects of disease in shaping the dynamic human genome. Martinson directs IDM's master of public health program concentrating in infectious disease pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice (MPH-PEL). 

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The Series: Conversations About COVID-19

Providing our school community, alumni, and the public with credible information about the virus and associated health impacts.

Each Friday this May and June, Pitt Public Health experts will have a conversation about different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and then address questions from attendees.

 Upcoming Seminars

  • 5/29  –  Albert and Hoffman:
    Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic

     
  • 6/05  –  Tang and Bandos:
    Biostatistical Modeling and COVID-19

     
  • 6/12  –  Haggerty and Braund:
    Health Department Responses

     
  • 6/19  - Documet, Perez, and Ruiz:
    COVID-19: The effect on Latinos and immigrants

     
  • and more to come...

Dial-In Information

Advance register at publichealth.pitt.edu/covid-19/conversations to receive Zoom link and password.

Friday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Conversations About COVID-19: Phylogenetic Trees - What they can (and can’t) tell us about COVID-19

Some of the most intriguing mysteries of the epidemic can be investigated by creating phylogenetic trees - genetic family trees of the virus. Jeremy Martinson and Eleanor Feingold talk about how these trees are created and what we can and cannot learn from them. Where did the virus come from? How did it spread? How long has it been  in the U.S.? And is there really a “turbo-charged” strain that is more infectious than the rest?

Session details and advance registration available via publichealth.pitt.edu/covid-19/conversations

 

Eleanor Feingold is a professor of human genetics and biostatistics, chair of the Department of Human Genetics, and executive associate  dean of the Graduate School of Public Health. She is a genetic epidemiologist, studying the evolutionary and genetic contributions to many different human traits, including Alzheimers, cleft lip and  palate, and  Down Syndrome.

Jeremy Martinson is an assistant professor of infectious diseases and microbiology and of human genetics. Using a variety of genomic and transcriptomic approaches, his lab studies the molecular processes that generate genetic variation and the consequences of such variation, such as susceptibility and resistance to disease and the potent selective effects of disease in shaping the dynamic human genome. Martinson directs IDM's master of public health program concentrating in infectious disease pathogenesis, eradication, and laboratory practice (MPH-PEL). 

_____________________________________

The Series: Conversations About COVID-19

Providing our school community, alumni, and the public with credible information about the virus and associated health impacts.

Each Friday this May and June, Pitt Public Health experts will have a conversation about different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and then address questions from attendees.

 Upcoming Seminars

  • 5/29  –  Albert and Hoffman:
    Understanding and Addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic

     
  • 6/05  –  Tang and Bandos:
    Biostatistical Modeling and COVID-19

     
  • 6/12  –  Haggerty and Braund:
    Health Department Responses

     
  • 6/19  - Documet, Perez, and Ruiz:
    COVID-19: The effect on Latinos and immigrants

     
  • and more to come...

Dial-In Information

Advance register at publichealth.pitt.edu/covid-19/conversations to receive Zoom link and password.

Friday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event