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E. John Wherry's Flu-Vaccine Research

Fall 2007 Trusts Magazine Brief

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Smithsonian Magazine recently featured young innovators in the arts and sciences, and one of the up-and-comers was E John Wherry, PhD, an immunologist at the Wistar Institute. 

Smithsonian Magazine recently featured “37 Under 36: America's Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences,” and one of the up-and-comers was E. John Wherry, Ph.D., an immunologist at the Wistar Institute, an independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in Philadelphia.

The profile highlights Wherry's contributions to an effort to develop a universal vaccine against influenza that would provide long-lasting protection against all strains of the virus, including those yet to emerge and the avian flu. The vaccine would reduce the need for annual vaccination programs and defend against pandemics. As conceived, the vaccine will also be more effective in protecting the at risk elderly than current vaccines.

Read the profile in Smithsonian Magazine here.

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