Benning Society Lecture Series: The Viruses of Our Lives: Pandemics Past, Present, and Future
Apr 21, 2021 3:00 PM
Dr. Elde is an evolutionary geneticist who investigates how viruses drive changes in evolution over millennia. As organisms evolve to fend off microbial attacks, other substantive changes can take place as a result. How do such small shifts influence the larger paths of evolution? Can we learn from them to develop new interventions and treatments? Dr. Elde's groundbreaking work points to a number of new possibilities for which others are beginning to take notice. Last fall, he was named a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
Dr. Elde is one of 12 H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chairs in the School of Medicine. Established in 2005, the society supports a circle of researchers who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission as well as the spirit of collaboration for which U of U Health is known. Over the past 15 years, the Benning Society has been represented by more than 30 faculty, many of whom are still an important part of our research community today.
This year, three new chairs are being added, bringing the total to 15. We are proud to announce the recipients of these new chairs at the event on April 28.
As a supporter of U of U Health, I hope you can join me to welcome the newest members of the society, learn about Dr. Elde's thought-provoking work, and celebrate the groundbreaking research taking place at University of Utah Health.
I look forward to seeing you on April 28.
Chris Hill, DPhil
Chair, H.A. and Edna Benning Medical Society
Vice Dean of Research, School of Medicine Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry
The H.A. and Edna Benning Medical Society and University of Utah Health invite you to a special virtual lecture:
The Viruses of Our Lives: Pandemics Past, Present, and Future
with 2020 MacArthur Fellow
Nels Elde, PhD
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
4 - 5 pm
Virtual event link sent upon registration.