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Vincent Racaniello
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Attended Cornell University
Lives in Columbia University, NY
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On the latest episode of This Week in Virology, we answer listener questions about viruses.
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On the latest TWiM, using bacteria as sensors, and how sugar can lead to antibiotic-induced expansion of enteric pathogens.
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Dickson Despommier and I have teamed up to produce a new podcast all about urban farming. In our first episode, we talk about the origins of farming.
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An amazing new function for the viruses in us - the endogenous retroviruses that are 8% of our DNA.
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Check out these amazing cross-stitched viruses, bacteria, fungi, and cells. Another kind of synthetic virology.
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Awesome. They should expand it to hand-made table cloths with e-coli motive and clostridium difficile bordure or handkerchiefs with gentle pattern of common cold and flu.
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On the latest episode of This Week in Parasitism, Dickson and I discuss how Asian swamp eels have entered the US and become hosts for nematodes causing gnathostomiasis.
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Opening of the Boston BSL-4 facility is threatened by a City Council Ordinance.
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On this week's episode of This Week in Virology, we talk about how a retrovirus in our genome helps stem cells be pluripotent - to have the ability to differentiate into all the cells in our body. 
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On the latest episode of This Week in Virology, we discuss editing the ccr5 gene in AIDS patient lymphocytes using zinc finger nucleases.
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On the latest episode of This Week in Parasitism, we discuss evidence that rising temperatures in the highlands of Ethiopia and Columbia are leading to increases in the number of cases of malaria.
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Sorry! Typo. Colombia. I guess I'm so used to typing Columbia University.
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  • Columbia University
    Professor, present
  • MIT
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Columbia University, NY
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Paterson, NJ - Scotch Plains, NJ - Ithaca, NY - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Upper Saddle River, NJ
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Professor, virus guru, science podcaster and blogger
Introduction
I'm Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. I run a research lab where we study poliovirus, rhinovirus, and other RNA viruses. I also love teaching about viruses - check out virology.ws, twiv.tv, or iTunes University for some of my offerings. I want to be the world's virology professor.
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Produced first infectious DNA clone of an animal virus
Education
  • Cornell University
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
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January 2
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