Vincent Racaniello

Columbia University Medical Center

Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. As principal investigator of his laboratory, he oversees the research that is carried out by Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. He also teaches virology to graduate students, as well as medical, dental and nursing students.

Vincent entered the world of social media in 2004 with a virology blog, followed by This Week in Virology. Videocasts of lectures from his undergraduate virology course are on iTunes University and his virology blog. His goal is to be Earth’s virology professor. In recognition of his contribution to microbiology education, he was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology. His Wildy Lecture provides an overview of how he uses social media for science communication.

Latest from Vincent Racaniello

Karolinska virology

Karolinska virology

Sept. 15, 2019

The impact of chronic hepatitis C virus infection on NK cells, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus vaccines, and immunotherapy to block entry of hepatitis B and D viruses.
Programmable bacteria for antitumor immunity

Programmable bacteria for antitumor immunity

Sept. 6, 2019

Engineered E. coli used to lyse within tumors and deliver an antibody that causes tumor regression in mice.
Take a breath

Take a breath

Aug. 25, 2019

Viruses of plants, fungi, bacteria, diatoms, and coccolithophores.
A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

Aug. 22, 2019

Mutualistic symbiosis between marine protists covered with magnetosome-containing bacteria.
Hot or not

Hot or not

Aug. 19, 2019

Two effective treatments for Ebolavirus infection, how a virus in a fungus confers heat tolerance to a plant, and dampened inflammation as a mechanism for bat tolerance to viral infection.