Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Dr. Jesse Bloom studies evolution using viruses and viral proteins as models. Specifically focusing on the fast-evolving influenza virus, Bloom aims to understand how mutations in viral genes shape the pathogen’s ability to infect and spread. He uses computational biology and real-world data to build evolutionary models and examine different scales of viral evolution, from evolution within a single host to evolution on a global scale. In doing so, Bloom addresses both fundamental and translational questions, including those with relevance to developing more effective seasonal flu vaccines.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Chicago
M.Phil. in Theoretical Chemistry, Cambridge
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Caltech
Postdoc in Biology, Caltech
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