In this video, Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University Medical Center, USA shares insights into his research on polio viruses and picornaviruses. Vincent discusses the eradication of polio and his evolving research studying picornaviruses and how these viruses could be diagnosed and treated. Vincent also gives his advise on what it takes to undertake a career in virus research.
About the author:
Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. As principal investigator of his laboratory, he oversees the research that is carried out by Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. He also teaches virology to graduate students, as well as medical, dental and nursing students. Vincent entered the world of social media in 2004 with a virology blog, followed by This Week in Virology. Videocasts of lectures from his undergraduate virology course are on iTunes University and his virology blog. His goal is to be Earth’s virology professor. In recognition of his contribution to microbiology education, he was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology. His Wildy Lecture provides an overview of how he uses social media for science communication.
Video originally published on Infectious Diseases Hub, a digital platform from the Future Science Group that aims to provide up-to-date, essential research and information on all aspects of microbiology, virology, mycology and parasitology – from bench to bedside.