Tue, Jul 12|
CLE Lecture Hall
Viruses and Vaccines: From Cowpox Virus to Modern mRNA Vaccines
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
This talk will explore the history of the use of vaccines to prevent diseases caused by viruses. The first vaccine was used to prevent smallpox (the disease caused by Variola virus) in 1796, almost a century before scientists understood what viruses in great detail. We will discuss how the first vaccine differs from modern day vaccines, and the key discoveries that have made the development of modern vaccines possible.
Location: CLE Lecture Hall
Presenter: Maria Gainey, a North Carolina native, received her bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University. She went on to earn her Ph.D. from Wake Forest Baptist medical Center and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University Medical Center.