Welcome Dr. Werner Smidt


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome Dr. Werner Smidt, a new postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Art Poon's Lab. Dr. Werner Smidt is a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where he obtained both a Masters and a doctorate in Bioinformatics. He is currently a member of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit under the direction of Prof. Fourie Joubert where he combines his interests in open source software development and biology to study computational immunology. Werner is visiting the Poon lab to collaborate on a computational study of the conflicting selective pressures of drug resistance and the immune response on the evolution of HIV genomes. His visit is entirely funded by a grant from the National Research Foundation of South Africa.