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Episode 23: Dr. Alyson Kelvin on being a virologist during the pandemic

Dr. Alyson Kelvin is a virologist currently working at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). Her turning point happened in December 2019 when she got an email about a mysterious respiratory illness that left 30 people hospitalized in Wuhan, China.

Not long after, she was packing her bags to move from Halifax to Saskatoon for what she thought would be a few weeks to work at VIDO on this emerging coronavirus. She's still in Saskatoon today and her research on COVID-19 and vaccines continues.

In this episode, we also discuss her early beginning in science as a toddler in her father's lab and how she's forged her own path in a male-dominated field and works to encourage other women in science.

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