Henry Ford II Professor and Departmental Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology Faculty, Yale School of Medicine
Paul Turner is the Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, where he has served as Interim Dean of Science and Departmental Chair. He is also a faculty member in Microbiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Turner's research interests include: evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, infectious disease, microbiology, phage therapy, RNA viruses, vector-borne disease, and virology. He uses an interdisciplinary approach in his research laboratory, employing techniques from microbiology, population genetics, genomics, molecular biology and mathematical modeling to study hypotheses in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Paul Turner received his Ph.D. from the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University. He then conducted postdoctoral work at University of Maryland College Park, University of Valencia in Spain, and the National Institutes of Health. He regularly serves on committees for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the American Society for Microbiology. He was elected chair of international meetings, such as the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology, and the 2018 Jacques Monod Conference on Viral Emergence. He has authored nearly 100 scholarly journal articles, reviews and book chapters.