Nels Elde Biography, Age, Education, MacArthur Foundation, Net worth

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Nels Elde Biography and wiki

Nels Elde is an American podcaster and an evolutionary geneticist who does investigations on host-pathogen interactions and the evolutionary processes that enable organisms to better attack others or defend themselves.

Nels Elde Age| Nationality

Elde was born on December 17, 1972, and is hence currently 49 years old as of March 2022. Being born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States, he is of American nationality and of white ethnicity.

Nels Elde Height| Weight

He stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 11 inches(1.8 metres ). Details regarding his weight is still not known and will be updated soon.

Nels Elde Family

Nelse grew up in Minnesota, the City of Lakes, along with his brother and sister. He also had a number of pets. Most of his family members are artists, scientists and ministers. He acknowledges his interest in science to his upbringing, family, and creativity.

Nels Elde Education

Not so much is known here. We only know that he went to Carleton College where he majored in biology and graduated in 1995. He also went to University of Chicago where he pursued his PhD and completed in 2005. From 2005 up to 2011, Nels was a postdoctoral fellow in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


Nels Elde Kids| Divorced| Girlfriend|Wife

He is currently married man to his wife Anne Kirchhoff who is also an American health services researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The two have a daughter together born in June 2020, Hannah and seem  to be proud parents. In 2020, after winning the MacArthur fellowship, shared the news with his wife first at their daughter who was four months old at the time.

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Nels Elde Career

Elde is an associate professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He also works as the co-host of the This Week in Evolution podcast since 2015 .

Nels Elde Podcast

Along with Vincent Racaniello, he works as the co-host of the This Week in Evolution podcast which is based on the biology that makes us tick. The two take the listeners through the new evolution that has been revolutionized by the field of molecular and genomics biology.

Nels Elde MacArthur Foundation

He is among the founders of MacArthur Foundation which supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The MacArthur Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsive democracy as well as the vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.

The Foundation is also placing a few bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including advancing global climate solutions, decreasing nuclear risk, promoting local justice reform in the U.S., and reducing corruption in Africa’s most populous country including Nigeria.

Nels Elde Networth

Not so much about his net worth is known. We only know that his salary is $135,000 per year. Details about his cars, properties he owns, private jets and more are still under review and will be updated soon.

Nels Elde Lab

He first worked as a technician in the lab of Stephan Zweifel. During this time, he was pursuing genetic studies in yeast and the fungus of leaf-cutting ants. He was then a student at the lab of Aaron Turkewitz at the University of Chicago while doing his Ph.D.

In July 2011, he opened his own lab and was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, a Kavli Foundation Fellow, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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