Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D.
Dr. Racaniello is the Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center and has been studying viruses for over 40 years. Over the years his laboratory has studied a variety of viruses including poliovirus, echovirus, enteroviruses 70 and D68, rhinovirus, Zika virus and hepatitis C virus. His goal is to be ‘Earth’s virology professor’ and he is the creator of the "This Week in Virology" podcast. In recognition of his contribution to microbiology education, he was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology Award for Education, the Richard C. Ernst Lecture, and the American Society for Virology Wolfgang & Patricia Joklik Distinguished Service Award.
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