Taste of Science: Flu Season
Where: Ryan's Daughter
350 E. 85th St.
212-628-2613 Price: Free
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Achoo! If you’re not feeling too under the weather, come join us at Ryan’s Daughter for an evening all about influenza. Learn about how researchers trace flu pandemics back to their animal sources, and about efforts to generate a universal flu vaccine. Play our trivia game and win special flu-related prizes!
Dr. Nacho Mena
“Finding the swine cousin of the virus that started the 2009 influenza pandemic”
Dr. Nacho Mena obtained his PhD. in Molecular Biology in 1996 at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) with studies about the influenza virus. After that he has worked at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla (California), at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (France) and at the Center for Research in Animal Health (CISA-INIA) in Madrid (Spain). In 2011 he moved to New York and joined the prestigious group of Dr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre where he holds the position of Research Assistant Professor.
Through his 25+ years of research experience Dr. Mena has studied several viral pathogens of great importance for human and animal health, such as Influenza Virus, Coxsackievirus, Noroviruses, Classical Swine Fever Virus and Newcastle Disease Virus, among others. His current work at Mount Sinai includes the study of influenza virus diversity in animals and humans, and the genetic manipulation of influenza and Newcastle Disease Viruses for vaccine development, basic virology research and oncolytic therapy.
Doors open 7pm, Event begins 7:30pm
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