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Turner receives two major honors

Paul E. Turner
Paul E. Turner

Paul E. Turner, PhD, Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and professor of microbiology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Turner studies the evolutionary genetics and genomics of viruses. His lab’s work has advanced the use of phage therapy—bacteria-killing viruses—to combat infection, and also knowledge of how viruses evolutionarily adapt to overcome such new challenges as emergence on novel host species, transmission via new arthropod vectors, survival at elevated temperatures, or changes in host immunity.