General Knowledge

Introduction to Virology: The Study of Viruses

Curious about viruses? Wondering how to make sense of the news about the 2020 coronavirus? In the introduction to virology, you will learn the basics of viruses, how they get into people, how they spread, and how our immune system fights them. From the basics of entry through learning how vaccines work, this course will orient you to understand how viruses impact us in the real world.

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Created by Alex Generous
10 lessons
1h 3m
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Dr. Generous has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Mayo Clinic, focusing on Virology and Gene Therapy. He studied the measles virus and influenza in the lab, and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is currently a professional science communicator.