Arup Chakraborty: “Vaccination Through the Ages: From Smallpox to COVID-19 and Beyond” (10/27/21)


The eighth lecture in the Fall 2021 COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic Series, presented by the MIT Department of Biology. Arup Chakraborty of the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering gave a talk titled “Vaccination Through the Ages: From Smallpox to COVID-19 and Beyond.”

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