With summer in full swing and the sports world gearing up for the Olympics in Brazil, we’re talking the Zika virus with Blossom Damania, Boshamer Distinguished Professor of microbiology and immunology. The incoming vice dean of research at the UNC School of Medicine, Damania discusses Carolina’s role in Zika research.
Learn more about the virus on June 30 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m near the Pit. The event will feature speakers including Chancellor Carol L. Folt; Randall Williams of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Orange County Health Director Colleen Bridger; and Zika researcher Aravinda de Silva of the UNC School of Medicine.
Join us every other Wednesday for the University’s new podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each episode, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss what’s going on in classrooms, labs and around campus, and how it pertains to the local, national and international headlines.