It is hardly possible to pick up a newspaper or listen to a news report on radio or television without hearing about viruses. AIDS, West Nile Fever, and Ebola represent the scariest of the lot. But viruses have been with us for hundreds of millions of years, and they are literally everywhere. So why do some viruses successfully jump to humans, giving rise to frightening outbreaks and epidemics, while other viruses fail completely? To find the answers, scientist Welkin Johnson and his colleagues at Boston College study how viruses and their hosts interact at a molecular level. Learn all about Dr Johnson’s research on retroviruses, virus evolution, and host genetics---join us for great conversation and cutting edge research at Science Café at Cary Library!
Cary Library wishes to thank Dr. Jagesh Shah, Associate Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard University, for agreeing to serve as moderator for the Science Cafe. The Science Cafe @ Cary Library is generously underwritten by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation. Thank you donors!