The campus community is invited to attend the final 2015-2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Monday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building.
Professor Cynthia Baldwin, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, will present "Responding to Infectious Diseases: Next Generation Vaccines."
Animal-source food is often the only readily available protein source in developing countries and is important for physical growth and cognitive development. However, infectious livestock diseases limit its availability and are considered to be a key contributor to poverty. In addition, some of these diseases can spread from animals to humans, further threatening human health. In both developed and developing countries, vaccines are the most effective means of control but are often difficult to develop. Professor Baldwin will explore how a unique population of cells in the immune system may help overcome some obstacles to livestock vaccine development.
At the conclusion of the lecture, Professor Baldwin will be presented with the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus.
This lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception immediately following the lecture.
Additional information about the 2015-2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series is available at http://www.umass.edu/faculty-lecture