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BIOL 5150 Vaccine Development and Public Health (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Despite more than 3 decades of research, the development of an efficacious HIV/AIDS vaccine remains elusive. Nonetheless, the quality of knowledge generated by HIV researchers is impressive. It is no surprise that potent Ebola virus and Zika virus vaccine candidates have been developed in a short time span. This class will discuss the difficulties and successes encountered with vaccine development (AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, small-pox, measles, poliomyelitis, tetanus, Ebola and Zika). At a time when questions have been raised about the link between childhood vaccination regimens and autism, we will discuss the ethics, economics, problems and benefits of modern day vaccination.


Instructor(s): Ismael Fofana

Prerequisites: BIOL2000 and additional course work in molecular cell biology or biochemistry. BIOL4570 Principles of Immunology is recommended.

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Last Updated: 14-Mar-17