Creating and Testing Vaccines

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
February 15, 2021 video-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV

Florian Douam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology; Investigator, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Douam is an expert on viruses and vaccines. He explains how scientists unravel the mechanisms by which viruses such as covid-19 invade cells and and overcome the body’s defenses. Dr,. Douam describes the challenge of developing effective vaccines. The use of humanized mice –mice engrafted with human tissues– has advanced the understanding of human immune responses against viral pathogens and improved the development of vaccines..

Boston University’s Brink (2020) Interviews Dr. Douam and the director of NEIDL:
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