OEB Alumni Named MacArthur Fellow

September 29, 2021
Trevor Bedford. Courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

OEB alumni Trevor Bedford (PhD '08) named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow and awarded a 'genius grant.' Bedford will use the funds to build tools for tracking and forecasting the spread of viral pathogens such as those that cause influenza, Ebola, and COVID.

Bedford was a graduate student in Professor Dan Hartl's lab and is currently a computational virologist and professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While in ​the Hartl lab​ Trevor studied theoretical population genetics. Bedford cleverly applied these principles to ​the study of ​influenza and more recently SARS-Cov-2.​ 

New York Times

See also: Alumni News, 2021