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Peter C. Doherty: Pandemics 101

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Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Peter C. Doherty addresses the history of pandemics and explores the ones, such as SARS, HIV, and H1N1, that persist today. How have factors such as global warming, population density, mass air travel, unsafe health practices, and antibiotic resistance complicated our ability to fight disease? Lively and insightful, Doherty addresses the conditions that promote global spread; what types of pathogens are most present today and what threat do they pose; and what are some of the things a 'citizen scientist' can do? 

Peter C. Doherty is Chairman of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and a Laureate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: Advice for Young Scientists and Their Fate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World.

$10 General; $5 WAC members and Mercy Corps supporters. 

 


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