Nels Christian Elde portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
  • Professor, Human Genetics
  • Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
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Presentations

  • Columbia University – Dept. of Biological Sciences, New York, NY “How pathogens shape host cell biology”. , , 2016.
  • University of Pittsburgh – Dept. of Biological Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA “The generosity of selfish genes in host-pathogen conflicts”. , , 2016.
  • University of Wisconsin – Institute for Molecular Virology, Madison, WI “The generosity of selfish genes”. , , 2016.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Chicago, IL “The generosity of selfish genes”. , , 2016.
  • Penn State University – Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, University Park, PA “The generosity of selfish genes”. , , 2016.
  • University of North Carolina – Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Chapel Hill, NC “How pathogens shape host cell biology”. , , 2016.
  • University of Richmond – Dept. of Biology, Richmond, VA “How pathogens shape host cell biology”. , , 2016.
  • University of Washington – Dept. of Microbiology, Seattle, WA, “Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell” (Grad student invited speaker). , , 2015.
  • University of Colorado – Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Boulder, CO, “How pathogens shape host cell biology”. , , 2015.
  • Yale University – Dept. of Microbiology, New Haven, CT, “How pathogens shape host cell biology”. , , 2015.
  • Duke University – Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Durham, NC, “How pathogens shape host cell biology.”. , , 2015.
  • Brigham Young University – Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Provo, UT, “Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell”. , , 2015.
  • University of Chicago – Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology, Chicago, IL, “Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell.” (Grad student invited speaker). , , 2014.
  • Carnegie Institution for Science – Dept. of Embryology, Baltimore, MD, “Pathogen-driven evolution.” (Grad student invited speaker). , , 2014.
  • Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany, “Molecular arms races between primates and pathogens.”. , , 2014.
  • Emory University – Dept. of Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA, “Pathogen-driven evolution”. , , 2014.
  • University of Porto – Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Porto, Portugal, “Pathogen-driven evolution.”. , , 2014.
  • Mount Sinai Hospital – Dept. of Microbiology, New York, NY, “Pathogen-driven evolution”. , , 2014.
  • University of California, Berkeley – Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, Berkeley, CA, “Molecular arms races between primates and pathogens.”. , , 2013.
  • Kansas State University – Division of Biology, Manhattan, KS, “Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.”. , , 2013.
  • University of Illinois – School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Urbana-Champaign, IL, “Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.”. , , 2013.
  • University of Utah - Department of Biology Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, "Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.". , , 2013.
  • University of Wyoming - Department of Molecular Biology Seminar, Laramie, WY, "Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.". , , 2013.
  • Montana State University - Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Seminar, Bozeman, MT, "Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.". , , 2012.
  • Duke University - Program in Genetics and Genomics Seminar, Durham, NC, "Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.". , , 2012.
  • Carleton College - Seminar series, Northfield, MN, “Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery and might also kill you.”. , , 2011.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Current Biology Seminar, Seattle WA, "Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell.". , , 2011.
  • Western Washington University - Seminar series, Bellingham, WA, “Rules for defeating a molecular mimic produced by poxviruses.”. , , 2007.
  • Carleton College - Seminar series, Northfield, MN, “Independent evolution of dynamin-dependent endocytosis.”. , , 2006.
  • American Society for Microbiology, Microbe 2016, Boston, MA, "Virus capture of host genes.". , , 2016.
  • American Society for Virology 34th Annual Meeting, London, ON, Canada “Selfish genes in the service of the Red Queen.” (Also received Palmenberg Junior Investigator award). , , 2015.
  • West Coast Retrovirology Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, “Retrovirus-driven evolution of the cell.” (keynote speaker). , , 2014.
  • American Society for Microbiology 113th General Meeting, Denver, CO, "The genomic accordion model of large DNA virus evolution.". , , 2013.
  • Gordon Research Conference – Lysosomes and Endocytosis, Andover, NH, “Adaptations Blocking Viral Exploitation of the ESCRT Pathway”. , , 2016.
  • The Biology of Genomes – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, “Generosity of selfish genes.” (also co-organized session on Population Genomics). , , 2016.
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology Program Symposium – Evolution: Making Sense of Biology, University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, “The generosity of selfish genes” (Grad student invited speaker). , , 2016.
  • Pew Scholars Annual Meeting, Greensboro, GA, “Generosity of selfish genes.”. , , 2016.
  • Duke University – Program in Genetics and Genomics Annual Retreat, Wrightsville Beach, NC, “Evolutionary battles over water.”. , , 2015.
  • Symposium on Host-Microbe Systems Biology, META Center for Systems Biology, Eugene, OR, “Paying an evolutionary Fe(3+) to the Red Queen. , , 2015.
  • Gordon Research Conference – Molecular Mechanisms in Evolution, Easton, MA, “New roles for retrogenes in the restriction of HIV.”. , , 2015.
  • Evolutionary Cell Biology Conference, Janelia Farm, VA, “Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell.”. , , 2015.
  • Second Israeli-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Jerusalem, Israel, “The genomic accordion model of large DNA virus evolution.”. , , 2015.
  • Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Retreat, Park City, UT, “Pathogen-driven evolution.” (co-organizer). , , 2014.
  • University of Utah Dept. of Pathology Summer Symposium on Immunological Mechanisms. Midway, UT, “Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.”. , , 2013.
  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 21th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, “Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.” (also co-organized a symposium on Paleovirology). , , 2013.
  • Evolution 2013, Snowbird, UT, “The genomic accordion model of large DNA virus evolution.”. , , 2013.
  • Pew Scholars Annual Meeting, Vieques, PR, "Pathogen-driven evolution of the cell.". , , 2013.
  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 20th Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, "The genomic accordion model of large DNA virus evolution.". , , 2012.
  • University of Utah - Developmental Biology Training Grant Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT, "Evolution of genomic accordions.". , , 2012.
  • Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Joint NIH/NSF Meeting, Berkeley, CA, "The Genomic accordion model of large DNA virus eveolution.". , , 2012.
  • NCBS India - Evolutionary Origins of Compartmentalized Cells Meeting, Bangalore, IN, "Molecular arms races between Primates and Poxvisuses.". , , 2012.
  • University of Utah - School of Medicine Bioscience Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, "Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.". , , 2011.
  • American Society for Virology 30th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, “Rapid evolution of adaptive gene copy number variation in vaccinia virus.”. , , 2011.
  • FASEB Research Conference – Microbial Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease, Snowmass Village, CO, “Molecular arms races between primates and poxviruses.”. , , 2011.
  • Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 20th Annual Workshop, Boston, MA, “The evolutionary conundrum of pathogen mimicry.”. , , 2010.
  • The American Association of Physical Anthropologists 79th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, “Molecular arms races between hosts and pathogens in primate evolution.”. , , 2010.
  • The American Society for Cell Biology 49th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, “Evolutionary arms races involving the innate immunity factor Protein kinase R.”. , , 2009.
  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 17th Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA, “Arms race evolution of Protein kinase R in the face of viral mimicry.” (also co-organized symposium on Molecular Arms Races). , , 2009.
  • Life Sciences Research Foundation 26th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, “Dynamic evolution of Protein kinase R reveals strategies for defeating viral mimicry.”. , , 2008.
  • Keystone Symposium - Molecular Evolution as a Driving Force in Infectious Disease, Breckenridge, CO, “Adaptive evolution of Protein kinase R defeats a substrate mimic encoded by poxviruses.”. , , 2008.
  • Genetics Society of America - Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, “Adaptive evolution of Protein kinase R defeats a substrate mimic encoded by poxviruses.”. , , 2008.
  • Gordon Research Conference - Microbial Population Biology, Andover, NH, “Adaptive evolution of innate immunity against poxviruses.”. , , 2007.
  • The American Society for Cell Biology 44th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., “Exploring the Origins of Membrane Traffic in Tetrahymena.”. , , 2004.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.