Paul TurnerPhD, MPH
Paul Turner is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and is the director and faculty member for the graduate program in microbiology for Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Turner’s research interests include evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, experimental evolution, infectious disease, microbiology, phage therapy, RNA virus, vector-borne disease, vesicular stomatitus virus, and virology. He uses an interdisciplinary approach in his research laboratory to develop hypotheses related to the evolutionary theory.
Paul Turner received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is a member of the committee on minority education for the American Society for Microbiology and was elected chair of the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology. He served as associate editor for Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution and is the author of the paper; “Predicting virus evolution: the relationship between genetic robustness and evolvability of thermotolerance.”