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Genomic Insights into the Origin and Spread of COVID-19

David Rasmussen, Ph.D. explains how sequencing viral genomes is shedding new light on the origins and evolution of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published onJun 22, 2022
Genomic Insights into the Origin and Spread of COVID-19
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David Rasmussen, Ph.D. explains how sequencing viral genomes is shedding new light on the origins and evolution of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Rasmussen joined NC State as a member of the Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security cluster in January 2018. He studied Biology at Reed College and received a Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University. He then did his postdoctoral training in Switzerland at ETH Zurich. At NC State, his research group develops new methods for studying the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases using pathogen genomic data and phylogenetics. While David’s previous work focused on human viruses such as influenza and HIV, he is now applying the tools of molecular epidemiology to better understand the spread and emergence of agricultural pathogens, especially plant viruses.

Genomic Insights into the Origin and Spread of COVID-19 (David Rasmussen)

This video was originally produced for an audience of entering first-year and transfer students at NC State University as a part of an interdisciplinary experience. It is available for noncommercial reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

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