T. Ryan Gregory, an evolutionary biologist in the College of Biological Science, lent his thoughts to several publications on the new Omicron variant, XBB.1.5.
Dr. Ryan Gregory
Gregory discussed the Kraken nickname with
CNN , The Atlantic, and Al Jazeera.
He also spoke with
The Canadian Press and , with articles appearing in several publications across Canada. National Post
Fortune magazine, Gregory discussed whether to use the term “Omicron” or “XBB.1.5” to describe new COVID variants, or to use nicknames such as Kraken. A second article by Fortune made reference to Gregory’s use of nicknames for variants.
His thoughts were also featured in
, NBC News Chicago , the Sky News , and Financial Times . CTV News Kitchener
Gregory further discussed the Kraken nickname with the
National Post , in an article that appeared in several publications across Canada, as well as The Tyee.
A professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, Gregory researches large-scale genome evolution and integrative genomics and evolutionary biology.