MD-PhD alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger on campus to discuss 1918 flu pandemic and vaccine development

Pioneering virologist Jeffery Taubenberger, M'86, PhD'87 (ANAT), returned to the MCV Campus Feb. 19 to deliver the lecture "On the Centenary of the 1918 Flu: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future."
The first scientist to sequence the genome of the influenza virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, Taubenberger kicked off the 2018 Sanger Series: Going Viral. The series explores that deadly pandemic, the valiant search for the virus that caused it and the ways it changed medicine and the world.

  • Learn how Taubenberger cracked the genetic code for the 1918 flu's deadly strain and what led him down the path to study immunology.
  • In his return to campus, Taubenberger discussed the reach of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic and his work to develop a vaccine that can stay steps ahead of the ever-mutating disease.