Do You Find Viruses and Vaccines Vexing?

Dates: November 8, 2021

Meets: Mon. from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Online

OLLI Member: $0.00

Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership or 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

The coronavirus pandemic has shown the world on how deadly and pervasive viruses can be. While masks, social distancing and good hygiene have been beneficial in limiting the spread of the coronavirus, the most effective way to combat COVID-19 was by developing a vaccine. This presentation will summarize what viruses are and how our immune system responds to these microscopic threats. It will cover a review of the various types of COVID-19 vaccines and how the clinical trials were conducted and completed in record time. The presentation will also recognize the accomplishments of the most famous vaccinologist most people have never heard of: Maurice Hilleman (an MSU graduate!).

Fee:   $0.00



This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Mark Rosolowsky

Mark Rosolowsky retired and moved to Bozeman in 2016 after spending more than 30 years working first as a research scientist and then as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). At Merck, Mark worked on the Gardasil, RotaTeq and shingles vaccines. While leading a regulatory department at BMS, Mark interacted with global health authorities to gain approval of several innovative products including the oncology products, Opdivo and Yervoy. Mark earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has published over two dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers.


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