Volume 1, Issue 1

Developing a Vaccine at Pandemic Speed by Chris Hofmann

A COVID-19 Vaccine:
Why We Need It and How We Get There Yesterday

Vaccines are typically developed through a lengthy, rigorous process that averages 10-15 years from inception to approval. The goal is to create a vaccine that is safe and with good immunogenicity, meaning it stimulates a strong immune response, to generate antibodies which can neutralize an invading pathogen... Click to read.


How good is your memory? Debating the duration of COVID-19 immunity by Caroline Cencer

How good is your memory?
Debating the duration of COVID-19 immunity.

So, what can we believe when it comes to COVID-19 and its lasting immunity?...So far results point to an order of 3-6 months...To truly understand what it means to have “lasting immunity”, we need to take a step back and return to the basis of immunological memory... Click to read.


Cancer Vaccines: Are We There Yet? By Sohini Roy, Ph.D.

Cancer Vaccines:
Are We There Yet?

The concept of immunity has intrigued humankind for centuries. From prehistoric times when disease was viewed as a form of punishment for wrong deeds by supernatural forces, to Louis Pasteur’s germ theory of disease, the field of immunology has come a long way.... Click to read.

Developing a Vaccine at Pandemic Speed by Chris Hofmann

A COVID-19 Vaccine:
Why We Need It and How We Get There Yesterday

Vaccines are typically developed through a lengthy, rigorous process that averages 10-15 years from inception to approval. The goal is to create a vaccine that is safe and with good immunogenicity, meaning it stimulates a strong immune response, to generate antibodies which can neutralize an invading pathogen... Click to read.


How good is your memory? Debating the duration of COVID-19 immunity by Caroline Cencer

How good is your memory?
Debating the duration of COVID-19 immunity.

So, what can we believe when it comes to COVID-19 and its lasting immunity?...So far results point to an order of 3-6 months...To truly understand what it means to have “lasting immunity”, we need to take a step back and return to the basis of immunological memory... Click to read.


Cancer Vaccines: Are We There Yet? By Sohini Roy, Ph.D.

Cancer Vaccines:
Are We There Yet?

The concept of immunity has intrigued humankind for centuries. From prehistoric times when disease was viewed as a form of punishment for wrong deeds by supernatural forces, to Louis Pasteur’s germ theory of disease, the field of immunology has come a long way.... Click to read.


VI4 Feature:
Excited for New Growth

VI4 Growth

 

The VI4 is excited to announce a series of renovations, equipment, and new programs to continue to grow and serve the research community and become a world leader in Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation research.

 

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Image Feature:
Colbie Chinowsky

Image

 

Model System: Ls174T-W4 cells (modified human colon adenocar​cinoma cells)
Channel coloring: Actin, stained with phalloidin, image is coded for intensity.
Mode of microscopy: structured illumination microscopy (SIM)

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