Explore cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by question-and-answer period with the audience.


Science Inquiry Series Addresses “Vaccines in the Age of COVID-19”

How do vaccines work, how have Montanans helped, and what are the implications for COVID-19?  Dr. Mark Jutila, MSU Regents Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, will offer insights into these questions in the second virtual presentation of the Winter/Spring 2021 Science Inquiry Series.

The talk will be presented online via Zoom on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 pm, sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, and co-sponsored by the non-profit community service organization Hopa Mountain and the Museum of the Rockies.

The series explores cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by questions from the audience.  The talks are free to the public.

In his presentation, entitled “Vaccines in the Age of COVID-19,” Jutila will discuss how vaccines work and Montana’s role in vaccine development, including the impact of Maurice Hilleman, a Montana native and MSU graduate.  He will conclude with an emphasis on the immune response to the current SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus and vaccine development and implementation in COVID-19.

A Bozeman native, Dr. Jutila holds a Ph.D. in Immunology/Veterinary Science from Washington State University, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in immunology at Stanford University before joining the MSU faculty in 1989.  His current research focuses on understanding and improving immune responses in the body.  He currently heads MSU’s department of Microbiology and Immunology, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.

The Zoom presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period via the Zoom chat function; the event will last approximately an hour.

To access the Zoom link for the talk on February 17, see below.


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Science Inquiry Series Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 821 0939 0204
Passcode: 419126

+1 346 248 7799 US
+1 669 900 6833 US

Note: If you have not used Zoom before, you will need to download the Zoom application.  If you cannot or do not wish to connect via your computer, you can connect using one of the telephone numbers above and enter the meeting ID and passcode to listen in.


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