About RSV

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection affects the lower respiratory system (eg. lungs). RSV can cause severe lung infections, including bronchiolitis (infection of small airways in the lungs) and pneumonia (an infection of the lungs), especially in the high risk groups such as:

  • Premature babies
  • Children younger than 2 years old with chronic lung disease or certain heart problems
  • Adults 65 years and older
  • People with weakened immune systems, such as from HIV infection, organ transplants, or specific medical treatments like chemotherapy

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About Us

Our goal is to develop a fruit-based edible (oral) vaccine for human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Our Team

Dennis Buetow, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer/Director/Vice-President:
S. Indu Rupassara, Ph.D.

Research Advisors/Consultants/Collaborators:
Charles Arntzen, Ph.D.
Edwin Moore, Ph.D.
Hugh Mason, Ph.D.
Kathleen M. Buetow, MD, DrPH
Jagdeep Sandhu, Ph.D.
Jose Solbiati, Ph.D.