As Coronavirus continues to be an issue of international concern, experts at The University of Texas at Austin can provide commentary and insight based on years of research and work in medical and economic fields. Journalists covering the virus can contact the following professors to discuss issues in these areas of concern:
- Infectious Disease
- Vaccination Development
- Economic Impact
- Online Education
- Educating and Occupying Children at Home
If you are seeking expertise on other subjects, please call University Media Relations at 512-471-3151 or consult our general Media Experts Guide.
Department Chair, Integrative Biology
, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 2459, email@example.com
- Claus O. Wilke holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and he is currently the Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in Molecular Evolution at The University of Texas at Austin. Wilke studies the evolution of viruses, and he has published nearly 200 scientific papers covering topics in computational biology, molecular evolution, protein biochemistry, and virology. He has also authored several popular R packages used for data visualization, such as cowplot and ggridges, and he is a contributor to the package ggplot2. In 2019, Wilke published the book Fundamentals of Data Visualization, which provides a concise introduction to effectively visualizing many different types of data sets.
For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512-471-3151.