Associate Professor David Wagner presents ‘Ecology and evolutionary history of Yersinia pestis, causative agent of plague’, on Monday 13 November from 1pm to 2pm.
Yersinia pestis, causative agent of the disease plague, is both a potential bioterrorism threat and a zoonotic disease that is endemic in the western United States and many other areas around the world.
Associate Professor Wagner’s laboratory has developed a series of genetic typing systems to study this important pathogen, which he will briefly describe in his presentation, as well as how his team has used the results of their analyses to better understand the ecology and evolutionary history of Y. pestis on global, regional, and local scales.
David Wagner is an Associate Professor of Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics at Northern Arizona University, United States.
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