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Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University, USA
Blake Wiedenheft

Dr. Wiedenheft received his Ph.D in the joint laboratories of professors Mark Young and Trevor Douglas at the Thermal Biology Institute, where his work focused on the viruses that infect microorganisms that thrive in boiling-acid (~80C, ~pH 3) environments. After completing his Ph.D in 2007, Dr. Wiedenheft trained as a Life Sciences Fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Dr. Jennifer Doudna’s laboratory at UC-Berkeley. Dr. Wiedenheft joined the faculty at Montana State University in 2012, where his research team uses molecular, biochemical, and structural techniques to understand the mechanisms and evolutionary outcomes of biological conflict.

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