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Currently, this podcast is focusing on the emerging SARS-CoV2 pandemic. We will be interviewing experts in the field on their expertise as it relates to SARS-COV2. Stay tuned for accurate information on all aspects of this pandemic geared towards the general public.

 

Are you interested in learning about immunology? Well, then you have come to the right place! We are Ph.D. students at Cornell University and are studying immunology. As immunologists in training, we want to use this podcast to learn how to explain really cool immunology to the general public. In this podcast, we will dive into the basic principles of immunology, history, controversies, and highlight scientists who have forever changed how we view our immune system. And with each episode, we will interview an expert in the field to gain a deeper understanding of immunology.

 

Apr 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered how an antiviral drug kills a virus? Have you heard of remdesivir and other antivirals in the news and wondered how they might kill SARS-CoV-2? Have you ever wondered why antibiotics are more common than antivirals? 
 
Today, we answer these questions and more in our interview with Dr. Luis Schang, professor of chemical virology at Cornell's Baker Institute for Animal Health. His research focuses on discovering broad-spectrum antiviral drugs, and his lab has recently started to investigate the use of such antivirals to treat SARS-CoV-2.