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Vincent Racaniello
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This week's virology question is about the evolutionary advantage of a segmented genome.
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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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I've decided to share some of the questions I receive at virology blog as a 'question of the week'. The first concerns virus entry into cells.
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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, I speak with Peter Salk about his father, Jonas Salk, and the development of the first poliovaccine.
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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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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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  • 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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