Welcome to Faculty 101, a podcast that offers a listen into the pursuits and perspectives of Husker faculty.
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting normal routines and shifting so many personnel and activities off campus, host Mary Jane Bruce is adapting with a temporary spinoff named Faculty 101: Five Things. True to its name, each episode will ask a faculty member to address five aspects or questions related to a specific topic.
In the latest episode, Bruce speaks with Eric Weaver, associate professor of biological sciences and member of the Nebraska Center for Virology. Weaver outlines two major challenges of vaccine development before explaining his own efforts to design a vaccine that provides long-lasting immunity against multiple strains of influenza. He also discusses how the coronavirus pandemic could affect this year’s flu season, compares emerging vs. traditional approaches to developing a coronavirus vaccine, and makes his case for considering public health from a global perspective.
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