Join the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health for its 26th Annual Frontiers in Vaccinology Guest Lecture, titled “Varicela-Zoster Virus: Chickenpox, Shingles, and Beyond,” on Sept. 10.
The speaker for this event is Anne A. Gershon, MD, CUMC/New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Dr. Gershon's research has included epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology, latency, prevention, and treatment of varicella and zoster. Her studies with varicella vaccine of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in leukemic children and adults were critical to its licensure in the United States.
Almost continuously for more than 40 years, she has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the growth and pathogenesis of varicela-zoster virus (VZV) in cell culture and latency and reactivation of VZV in humans and animal models.
The event takes place in Leadership Hall in the MSTF Building at 1 pm. Enter through Health Sciences Research Facility I. A reception will follow.