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October 20, 2014 – In The News

Prof. Chris Hall, Environmental Biology, was interviewed by CTV News on Oct. 18 for a story looking at his research into developing drugs that could fight a strain of ebola. In collaboration with the biotech company PlantForm, Hall and his team are working to quickly produce vaccines derived from antibodies in tobacco plants. Hall said said biotech drug production based on plants has distinct advantages including higher yield, lower costs and faster turnarounds.