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Haley D

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Immunology, infectious disease, vaccines, antibodies, virology, cancer

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Natural vs. vaccine-acquired immunity: which is better?

This project aims to explore how natural infection and vaccination induce protective immune responses. What happens if you get the COVID vaccine when you've already been infected? What are the pros and cons of natural vs. vaccine-acquired immunity?

Universal influenza and coronavirus vaccines: are they possible?

This project will explore current avenues of universal vaccine development- vaccines that target conserved parts of viruses and work against emerging viral variants. Can we beat the evolutionary arms race?

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