Working toward better vaccines and treatments for viral infections.

The Pablo Penaloza Lab

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We aim to understand how the immune system is regulated with the goal of developing better vaccines and treatments for viral infection.

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Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

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One coronavirus vaccine may protect against other coronaviruses

Study is the first to demonstrate cross-protective immunity by vaccines.

Next-generation COVID vaccines with Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD

Listen to the Breakthroughs podcast to hear about work we're doing in the lab that could lead to better vaccines and treatments for coronaviruses.

The Race Is On to Develop a Vaccine Against Every Coronavirus

A "universal" shot would protect against every branch of Covid’s viral family tree—even future ones. But getting there won’t be easy.

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‘2.0’ of COVID-19 vaccine quickly kicks immune system into high gear

Breakthrough infections were better controlled in mice with new version of vaccine.

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Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect omicron?

This and other omicron questions answered.

Northwestern Scientists Investigate COVID-19 Vaccines, Tests and Disparities

As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the two-year mark, Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to tackle every facet of the disease, from investigating coronavirus vaccines’ potential for providing immunity against similar coronaviruses to developing novel rapid antigen-based tests and examining disparities in COVID-19 case and mortality rates in Chicago.