Vincent Racaniello’s goal is “to teach virology to the world.” A professor at Columbia University, Dr. Racaniello’s expertise is in microbiology and immunology. His research focuses on picornaviruses and how they interact with the innate immune response. He also has a popular YouTube channel, called, and hosts the podcast, “This Week in Virology.”

Recently, he has added a new series based on Dr. Offit’s Substack, “Beyond the Noise.” In each short video, Drs. Racaniello and Offit will discuss the most important points in the latest Substack post. Episode #1 discussed the concept of nasal spray COVID-19 vaccines.

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