COVID-19 vaccine, immunology info sessions open to students

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COVID-19 vaccine, immunology info sessions open to students

Doctor wearing a blue boxing glove punching a COVID-19 model.

Nebraska researchers Angie Pannier and Amanda Ramer-Tait are offering students the chance to learn more about “The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunology” in sessions on Nov. 10 and 11.

Free and open only to students, the sessions are 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Nebraska Union, Platte River Room; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Nebraska East Union, Prairie Room. Registration is required as space is limited.

Organized by Student Affairs and the Office of Research and Economic Development, the event will help participants understand the science behind biology and immunology, ways in which scientists use that information to develop vaccines, and how the vaccines work in bodies.

The first 45 minutes of each session will feature an overview on the topic, with the remainder of the time reserved for a question and answer opportunity.

Pannier is a professor and Swarts Family Chair of Biological Systems Engineering. She is a biomedical engineering with expertise in nucleic acid vaccines.

Ramer-Tait is the Harold and Esther Edgerton Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology in the Department of Food Science and Technology. She is also director of the Nebraska Gnotobiotic Mouse program. She is an immunologist and expert in host-microbe interactions.

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