From Adversary To Ally: Reimagining Viruses As Medicines

Mar 12, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

In 2020, the world quickly became aware of the impact viruses can have on human health. But what if we used them to help instead? Fueled by billions in funding and a wave of groundbreaking innovations, scientists are turning the tables, harnessing the power of these potential adversaries and transforming them into life-saving medicines. Experts at the forefront of deploying this new technology will discuss the potential of viruses as medicines, challenge the audience’s understanding of viruses and explore the considerations of working with these “living” medicines.

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photo of Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D.
Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D.

Columbia University

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photo of Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.
Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.

University Of California San Diego, School Of Medicine