Vincent Racaniello

Vincent Racaniello

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 virology blog, followed by This Week in Virology. Videocasts of lectures from his undergraduate virology course are on iTunes University and virology blog. You can find him on WikipediaTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 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.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:41

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

Jon and Teddy Yewdell join the TWiV team to talk about their careers, their research, and the problems with biomedical research.

Monday, 06 November 2017 12:31

The Capsid Club - TWiV 466

From Indiana University, Vincent and Kathy speak with Tuli Mukhopadhyay, John Patton, and Adam Zlotnick about their careers and their work on alphaviruses, hepatitis B virus, and rotaviruses.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:20

Saliva and sptR/S - TWiM 163

This episode is all about saliva: how certain bacteria survive in it, and how swallowing saliva might cause intestinal inflammation.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 15:56

Paratransgenesis - TWiP 141

The case of the One Year Old From Kenya With Moving Skin Lesions, and how to make mosquitoes refractory to Plasmodium with engineered symbiotic bacteria.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 15:47

Theodora the explorer - TWiV 465

Theodora Hatziioannou joins the TWiV team to discuss a macaque model for AIDS, and how a cell protein that blocks HIV-1 infection interacts with double-stranded RNA.

Sunday, 22 October 2017 15:36

Boston baked viruses - TWiV 464

At Tufts University Dental School in Boston, Vincent speaks with Katya Heldwein and Sean Whelan about their careers and their work on herpesvirus structure and replication of vesicular stomatitis virus.

The 2017 Nobel Prizes for cryoEM and circadian rhythms, and modulation of plant virus replication by RNA methylation.

David Tuller returns to discuss his efforts to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS.

Vincent speaks with 1993 Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp about his career and his seminal discovery of RNA splicing in mammalian cells, which changed our understanding of gene structure.

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