Professor, students approach flu viruses from many angles

Posted on 02/04/2013 Archive: general

n associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Henry Wan blends biology with computer science for a better understanding and tracking of influenza viruses.

Wan and his graduate students work on a number of different projects, including genomic dynamics, evolution and ecology of influenza A viruses, influenza-host interaction, new pathogen discovery using meta-genomics, and dynamics of microbial community in hosts and its association with disease burden.

The work Wan has accomplished in these areas while a student and now as a professor shows it takes an understanding of more than just biological sciences to conduct research these days. Students studying with the professor learn the importance of approaching a given project from a variety of angles. Read more