Dorothy Tovar

Dorothy Tovar

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Researches antiviral immune responses in bats to understand their remarkable ability to host viruses that are deadly to humans.

Dorothy Tovar

"The innovations coming out of research and tech are shaping the world we live in. To me, having the people behind these advancements reflect the diversity of the people affected by them is a matter of justice.”⁠ (Stanford News)

Dorothy Tovar is a Microbiologist and PhD Candidate at Stanford studying microbiology and immunology. She recently led a Reddit panel with other top scientists and hosted a YouTube live Q&A answering all your questions about COVID19. Her research involves investigating immune responses in bats to understand why they are able to host viruses that are deadly to humans, like Ebola, without getting sick themselves!

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