TWiV 286: Boston TWiV party

May 25, 2014

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove

Guests: Julie Pfeiffer and Paul Duprex

Vincent and Alan meet up with Julie and Paul at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston, to talk about their work on the pathogenesis of poliovirus and measles virus.

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4 comments on “TWiV 286: Boston TWiV party

  1. Jessica May 29, 2014

    Another great show! Thank each and every one of you for being champions of science. I was struck today by the resonance of the topics you covered (RSV, Measles and Polio). As an RN whose experience has been primarily with pediatric patients, I get to be on the front lines of delivery for the wonderful scientific work you perform. You make the world a better place with your tireless enthusiasm for virology. I am a huge fan of the show and like to listen during my commute and/or while I clean up after my vaccinated toddler. I have not found another podcast that is as entertaining and educational. Thank you again for such wonderful shows and thank you for the work you do, on behalf of humanity.

    I will leave you with some photos of my commute from my home in Girdwood, Alaska to Anchorage, Alaska. Could you imagine a more relaxing commute? OH! …and the weather here, light rain (thankfully, we need to put out some rather large forest fires) and temps ranging 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Paul Duprex May 30, 2014

      This is really, really encouraging to read – being on the show is great and Vincent et al., put a tremendous amount of personal time and energy into it! We scientists have a responsibility to engage with the public who fund the research we perform and have the privilege, like yourself, to use these highly effective biopharmaceuticals.. Everyone has their own burdens to bear as far as commutes are concerned 🙂

      Paul (Siena, Italy en route to Boston, MA – both 11 degrees Celsius)