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.

Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:14

In ACOD1 we trust - TWiV 476

Genomic accordions in vaccinia virus, hepatitis B virus in a 439 year old mummy, and viral induction of energy synthesis by a long noncoding RNA.

Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:12

TWiV 476 Letters

Mark writes:

Dear Dr KAV,

You attributed the science of HIV listener pick to me in episode 475. I can’t take credit for this. Maybe you mixed up emails?..

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:06

TWiP 145 Letters

Case guesses:

Mike in Oregon writes:

Hello gentlemen,

My guess for case 144 is Anisakiasis..Since I am not a doctor or even close, I will quote the CDC...

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:51

Is it excreted or secreted? - TWiP 145

The case of the Man With Motile Objects, and reveal the secreted and excreted proteins of Giardia parasites.

Sunday, 31 December 2017 17:00

TWiV 474 Letters

Neeraj writes:

Hi TwiVanguardians,

It’s been a while since I have written to TWiV, but as always it was great listening to all the “in depth” discussion on various issues concerning life as a scientist, especially in response to Raihan’s email and pressures / frustrations of publishing...

Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:58

TWiV 475 Letters

Andy writes:

Hi everyone,

I actually would have preferred if my aside about number of publications had not been read on air. As Kathy said, I simply had wanted to provide some actual data to back up my claim that it is not necessary to work insane hours to succeed at research...

Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:43

Everything is viral - TWiV 475

In the first episode for 2018, the TWiV team reviews the amazing virology stories of 2017.

Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:31

Call me fish meal - TWiV 474

Bodo saltans virus, a leviathan which infects an abundant flagellated eukaryote in Earth’s waters.

Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:27

TWiV 473 Letters

Joseph writes:

Greetings again TWIV docs,

As someone who worked on identifying physiologically relevant CD8+ T cell epitopes for potential dengue vaccines, thanks for covering the latest on Dengvaxia. The background scuttlebutt in our biotech circles probably led to skepticism  about this vaccine but now the data is emerging. It’s a bummer, because an effective Dengue virus vaccine for all individuals is very much needed.

Enhancement of dengue disease in humans: the contribution of antibody concentration and increased binding to Fc receptors.

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