Darwin Day Offers Insights into Viral Pandemics

The University’s annual Darwin Day invites the campus community to explore the connection between evolution and viral pandemics, such as COVID-19.

Trees and Disease: Evolutionary Insights to Viral PandemicsDr. Michael Worobey of the University of Arizona’s College of Science will speak on how evolutionary methods now play a frontline role in the fight against infectious disease. The Darwin Day event will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Worobey’s research connects the when, where and how pathogens—such as HIV-1/AIDS, influenza and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19—became established in the human population.

Darwin Day is the Bayer School’s annual event that celebrates the life and work of Charles Darwin. The event brings students, faculty and staff a horizon-expanding opportunity to connect with research that is making an impact on the larger world.

Registration for this event is requested at duq.edu/Darwin.