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    Areas of Expertise

    Vaccination, healthy living/disease prevention, infectious disease

    Biography

    Doris J. Bucher is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC) and received her Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Bucher oversees a NYMC laboratory that develops high-yield reassortant strains for the production of the world’s annual supply of influenza vaccine—some 400 million doses worldwide. Last year, the strain created by Dr. Bucher’s lab comprised the H3N2 component of the influenza vaccine, for the approximately 350-450 million doses of flu vaccine that will be produced worldwide this year. Nature.com, the international weekly journal of science, once wrote that Dr. Bucher “is renowned for her green thumb in engineering viruses that yield high amounts of flu vaccine.”

    In The News

    The virus grower - nature