Spotlight on Science: Dr. Vincent Racaniello, This Week in Virology (TWIV)


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In my 1st Blogiversary post I shared some of the things you can expect from Mademoiselle Scientist this year. September marks the beginning of Spotlight on Science. If you have been following my blog for some time now you may have checked out my other spotlight series: Mademoiselle Scientist Spotlight. If not check out my most recent blog post about Irène Joliot-Curie.

My goal for Spotlight on Science is to share science resources. For my first Spotlight on Science blog post I will spotlight Dr. Vincent Racaniello. Dr. Racaniello is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He has a YouTube Channel, Blog and is the host of a Science Podcast, called This Week in Virology (TWiV). Not to mention he offered two courses in virology on that I took and loved! Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about my experience using and taking his Virology Courses. I really enjoyed the course and now that the courses are over I like to tune into to his Podcasts and Blog. If you are interested in any aspects of virology you have to check out the links if you have not already. Since I’m interested in vaccine research, learning more about virology was right up my alley.

Dr. Racaniello has a way of explaining virology that makes it easier to understand, engaging and fun. He is not only a virologist, but a great science communicator.

If you want to learn more about Virology and Dr. Racaniello chat about virology research check out his social media: blog, podcast, YouTube and twitter. On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 This Week in Virology (TWiV) celebrated its 300th Episode! Congrats to Dr. Vincent Ranciello and the entire TWiV team! I’m looking forward to the next TWiV episode.

If you are a virologist, vaccine researcher or infectious disease researcher comment below. Have you checked out his YouTube channel, Podcast or blog? If so, what other related podcasts/YouTube/blogs should I check out?

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