UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL VACCINE EXPERT NAMED TO CYTODYN SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
January 9, 2007
Santa Fe, NM & Worcester, MA - CytoDyn, Inc. (PK: CYDY) has appointed Shan Lu, MD, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lu, who is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the lead inventor of the DNA-based pre-flu vaccine being developed by AITI, a wholly owned subsidiary of CytoDyn, Inc. The pre-flu vaccine is designed to provide protection against multiple strains of the flu virus, including the seasonal flu and the bird flu, all in one shot that can be given at any time of the year.
Dr. Lu is an expert on novel vaccine development and is one of the early pioneers in the development of DNA-based vaccine technology. He has published extensively on vaccines targeting many of the major pathogens of our time including plague, smallpox, anthrax, SARS and flu. He is Director of Nucleic Acid Vaccines at UMMS, one of the fastest growing academic health and biomedical research centers in the country.
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