Teen SciCafe: Virulent Viruses

Friday, September 24, 2021

Illustration of a cross-section of a coronavirus.
If a human skin cell were the size of a standard piece of paper, a virus would be the size of a dime!

How can a small piece of genetic material impact the lives of billions of people across the globe? With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging and new variants of the virus emerging, it is more important than ever to understand what viruses are.

Join microbiologist Kishana Taylor, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, co-founder and president of the Black Microbiologists Association, to explore what viruses are and how they evolve and mutate.

Dr. Kishana Taylor stands outdoors next to a wooden gate, with plants and trees in view in the background.
Dr. Kishana Taylor, Ph.D. 

Teen SciCafe events are intended for students 14 and older.

Tickets are free: RSVP by Wednesday, September 22, to reserve a spot. 

Created with the support of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. © 2021 City of New York