EPI Research Day 2015

EPI Research Day 2015

The Emerging Pathogen Institute hosted the eighth Research Day on February 26, 2015. The annual event allows EPI members and collaborators to showcase their wide range of pathogen- and disease-related research. This year’s Research Day revolved on the theme of emerging diseases and contrastive examination and treatment. More than 165 attended the event that took place in the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex. More than 80 studies were showcased ranging from influenza to Ebola biostatistics.

The day wrapped up with the participation of the two keynote speeches delivered by Dr. Andrew Camilli, Ph.D., and Dr. Myron M. Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H. Camilli is a professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. During his speech, he talked about cholera, his research on the disease and ways to prevent infection. Levine serves as the director for the Center for Vaccine Development at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. Levine spoke about the importance of vaccines for the prevention of diseases and how Ebola has changed the vaccine development model.

Check out video and photos from the event below: