Nathan Wolfe, author of "The Viral Storm", will give a public talk on Virus Hunting and Exploratory Research on Fri., March 29.

Nathan Wolfe
Nathan Wolfe, author of "The Viral Storm"

Nathan Wolfe, author of The Viral Storm, will give a public talk on Virus Hunting and Exploratory Research on Fri., March 29, 10 a.m., Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th floor), at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place]).

The event, the keynote address at the Liberal Studies and College of Global Public Health 2019 Student Research Colloquium, is free and open to the public.

“Virus Hunter” Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2011, travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. Wolfe draws on his breakthrough discoveries to tell us where viruses come from, why they spread, and how to stop them. According to WIRED magazine, “Wolfe’s brand of globe-trotting echoes an almost Victorian scientific ethic, an expedition to catalog the unseen menagerie of the world.” His debut book, The Viral Storm, which sheds light on the often overlooked but ultimately critical field of microbiology, was published in six languages and shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize.

Wolfe is the founder & CEO of Metabiota, a risk analytics company, and holds the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire Consulting Professorship in Human Biology at Stanford University.

Registration is required on the colloquium page; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo ID required for entry. For more information, please call 212.998.2324.

To learn more about this year’s Liberal Studies and College of Global Public Health Student Research Colloquium, visit the event page.

Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

About NYU Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies at NYU is recognized for its innovative, global liberal arts curriculum, experiential learning and small, interdisciplinary seminar-style classes. It offers the best of both worlds: a small college experience nestled within a large urban research university. Liberal Studies has the second-largest entering first year undergraduate class each year at NYU. In 2019, Liberal Studies celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree. For more, visit:

About NYU College of Global Public Health
At the NYU College of Global Public Health (NYU GPH), we are preparing the next generation of public health pioneers with the critical thinking skills, acumen, and entrepreneurial approaches necessary to reinvent the public health paradigm. Devoted to employing a nontraditional, inter-disciplinary model, NYU GPH aims to improve health worldwide through a unique blend of global public health studies, research and practice. The College is located in the heart of New York City and extends to NYU's global network on six continents. Innovation is at the core of our ambitious approach, thinking and teaching. For more, visit:

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