Elodie Ghedin

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Elodie Ghedin
Ghedin in 2011
Born 1967
Fields parasitology, virology
Institutions Institute for Genomic Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Alma mater McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal
Notable awards MacArthur Fellow

Elodie Ghedin (born 1967) is a Canadian parasitologist and a virologist as well as an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her work focuses on the molecular biology of the parasites that cause diseases such as leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, elephantiasis, and river blindness. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow[1]


Ghedin received two degrees from McGill University; a B.Sc. in Biology in 1989 and a Ph.D. focused on Molecular Parasitology in 1998. She received a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1993. Between 1998 and 2000, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.[2]


Starting in 2000, she spent six years at the Institute for Genomic Research before joining the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2006 as an assistant professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology. She was formerly part of the J. Craig Venter Institute.


  1. ^ "MacArthur Fellows Program: Meet the 2011 Fellows". September 20, 2011. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology biography". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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