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Mizzou researchers closing in on vaccine breakthrough


Researchers Jeffrey Adamovicz, Bret Ulery, and Dong Xu pose for a photo near a railing overlooking a hanging piece of artwork.

Researchers Jeffrey Adamovicz, Bret Ulery, and Dong Xu work together to develop a vaccine in a novel way. The trio received a Bond Life Sciences Center seed grant to fund their interdisciplinary research. Photo by Samantha Kummerer, Bond Life Sciences Center.

MU College of Engineering Professor Dong Xu (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and Assistant Professor Bret Ulery (Chemical Engineering) partnered with immunologist Jeffery Adamovicz with the goal of finding a more rapid, cost-effective way of creating vaccines. After 18 months and a $100,000 Bond Life Sciences startup grant, the trio is zeroing in on their goal.

“Without this grant, it would be hard to work together,” Xu told the Bond Life Sciences Center. “Bond Life Sciences Center really played an important role for the collaboration research on campus and also for providing this seed money. They really foster these types of collaboration.”

Read more about this terrific research on the Bond Life Sciences Center website.