Paul E. Turner
Paul E. Turner
Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Elected to the Academy in 2020


University of Rochester, 1988, BA, Biological Sciences; Michigan State University, 1995, PhD, Microbial Evolution

Professional Area

Evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, experimental evolution, infectious disease, microbiology, phage therapy, RNA virus, vector borne disease, vesicular stomatitis virus and virology.


For significant contributions to the studies of evolutionary genetics and genomics of viruses, including advancements in the use of phage therapy, or the use of bacteria-killing viruses, to combat infections.