Dr. Grant McFadden is trying to find out if a virus fatal only to rabbits might also destroy cancer cells. He became interested in the myxoma virus in grad school. The virus was first released in Australia in the 1950s to try to control a massive rabbit population . Since then, Grant has turned his interest into a lifelong pursuit of understanding viruses. Now, as a virologist and researcher at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, he’s altering viruses and learning how these viruses could treat cancer.
In this episode, Dr. McFadden tells Hamid about his research and discusses the importance of the FDA and the development and safety of the Covid-19 vaccines.