To Conserve and Protect: The Quest for Universal Vaccines

Viruses such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2 are constantly evolving to better infect their hosts. The appearance of new variants often diminishes the effectiveness of existing vaccines that were designed against pre-existing strains.

In this episode, Niki Spahich from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Patrick Wilson, a professor at the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, to learn about strategies for making universal vaccines that account for pathogen evolution.

The Scientist Speaks is a podcast produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. Our podcast is by scientists and for scientists. Once a month, we bring you the stories behind news-worthy molecular biology research. This month's episode is sponsored by Sino Biological and 10x Genomics.


Patrick Wilson, PhD
Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health
Weill Cornell Medicine
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