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Eckard Wimmer leads the way to a new generation of vaccines.
Virologist Eckard Wimmer looked inside a refrigerator-size virus incubator that held several small transparent boxes that biologists call “well plates.” “This is where we grow our viruses,” explained Wimmer, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine. “These are live cultures.”