Wednesday, May 6
5:00 – 6:00pm

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Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW presents:
COVID-19 Night School

Presenter: Carolyn Boudreau (Virology)
Topic: "Understanding the novel coronavirus to make a vaccine"

Vaccines are our best tool to prevent disease and stop pandemics. While the development of currently used vaccines has taken years, new technologies and a better understanding of the pathogen have allowed us to generate candidate vaccines for the novel coronavirus in less than 6 months. In order to design better vaccines, we must first understand the virus we target. This talk will provide background on the structure and composition of the novel coronavirus and an overview of current vaccine candidates, their mechanisms, and how they will be tested.

About COVID-19 Night School: COVID-19 Night School is a series of interdisciplinary academic Zoom talks about COVID-19 and pandemics hosted by the Harvard Graduate Students Union (HGSU-UAW Local 5118). The series is presented by HGSU-UAW members for the general public, and has already drawn hundreds of participants from the Harvard community and beyond.


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