Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine, is part of an international effort to develop flu vaccines. Much of his research is possible with a highly sought-after National Institutes of Health RO1 grant to develop better ways of determining new flu vaccines.
Through his research, Dr. Wan hopes to one day develop a universal vaccine for influenza viruses in humans and animals that is both efficient and economical. He utilizes a computer program he developed that provides a better understanding of why flu viruses mutate and how they spread.
As part of the veterinary college’s role with the worldwide One Health initiative, the research Dr. Wan conducts could help combat future epidemics. Students working alongside Wan gain their own success.
Private support can prove the difference maker and further One Health for people and animals worldwide, creating an infinite impact of discovery by Dr. Wan who is a proud alumnus of our institution.
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