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MizzouForward Keynote - Harnessing the Power of Viruses for Use as Medicine

 

May 26th | 4pm-5pm

Atkins Seminar Room (NextGen Precision Health Bldg)

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Join us for “Harnessing the Power of Viruses for Use as Medicine" a keynote presentation by Dr. Eric Weaver, School of Medicine MizzouForward faculty candidate.  Dr. Weaver will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.

Dr. Eric Weaver is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Nebraska Center for Virology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Dr. Weaver completed his BS in Microbiology and MS in Microbiology/Virology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  He obtained his PhD in Genetics/Vaccinology from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and completed his Postdoctoral work in Vaccinology at Duke University Medical Center.

The Weaver Lab research focuses on developing the next generation of vaccines using engineered viral vectors and universal foundation antigens. They study viral evolution in order to produce universal vaccines that establish a broadly reactive immune repertoire in naïve immune systems. In addition, they engineer Adenoviruses and can explore their use as delivery vehicles for vaccines, gene therapy and oncolytic treatment. They hope to, one day, use viruses to prevent disease and cure refractory cancers.

 

You can access Dr. Weaver’s Biosketch via OneDrive here:  

​doc icon Weaver_Bio MU .doc (University log in required to access)

 

After the keynote, please provide candidate feedback with our brief survey.

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