Siobain Duffy is an Associate Professor of viral evolution in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
She has a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University. Her lab uses bioinformatic, molecular and experimental evolution approaches to understand patterns in viral evolution, with an emphasis on understanding how fast-evolving single-stranded DNA and RNA viruses emerge in novel hosts. She first joined ASM as an undergraduate researcher in food microbiology, received the Raymond Sarber award and a Women’s Career Development Grant and is a past president of the Theobald Smith Society.