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The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: A conversation with Cornell’s immunology experts

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Vaccines are changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people are left wondering how they work, whether they’re safe and effective, and how vaccination can protect public health. Join this virtual question and answer session with a panel of Cornell vaccine and immunology experts to learn about the science behind the vaccines and hear answers to some common concerns. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit their own vaccine questions before and during the event.

Our panelists:

Avery August is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He is currently HHMI Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. He received a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from the California State University at Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. 

Deborah Fowell is Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She received a B.Sc. degree in Cellular Pathology from Bristol University in the UK in 1988 and was awarded a Ph.D. (rather a D.Phil.) from Oxford University in 1992.

Gary Koretzky a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Vice Provost for Academic Integration. Koretzky received his AB from Cornell (‘78) and his M.D. and Ph.D. (Immunology) degrees at the University of Pennsylvania (‘84).

Cynthia Leifer is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland College Park and her Ph.D. from the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell.

The virtual event is open to all members of the Cornell and surrounding community.

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