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5 Years After Deadliest Ebola Outbreak, What Have We Learned?
January 28 @ 6:00 pm
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute invites you to
A Fireside Chat with Olena Shtanko, Ph.D.
Monday, January 28, 2019
6:00 PM Cocktails
6:30 PM Program
Olena Shtanko, P.h.D.
Less than a month ago, the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus was worsening in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing more than 300 people. It is second only to the 2014 outbreak that made its way to the U.S. and killed more than 11,000 people. We have learned that an infectious disease on the other side of the world is not only a threat to our global community but impacts all of us. Working in the Biosafety Level 4 laboratory, Dr. Olena Shtanko researches Ebola, along with other extremely dangerous pathogens. Vaccines, therapies and ways to quickly diagnose these diseases are illusive, but our other scientists continue to strive for solutions. Dr. Shtanko, a Staff Scientist at Texas Biomed will share an inside look at what it takes to handle viruses like Ebola in an attempt to save lives around the globe.
The evening’s Chat will feature a conversation with Dr. Shtanko and Texas Biomed’s Wendy Rigby, Media and Communications Specialist, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.