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The mission of the Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St. Louis is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted within the VA St. Louis Health Care System.

Featured Researcher

Dr. Geoffrey Gorse

Dr. Gorse’s research interests have centered on vaccine development, focusing on influenza virus vaccines. His laboratory research has investigated immune response to influenza and other viruses including the study of cellular viruses and humoral and secretory immunity. He is currently studying the epidemiology of human coronaviruses in older veterans with underlying chronic lung and heart disease, characterizing the clinical illnesses associated with the coronavirus infections, and is planning to characterize immune responses to coronavirus infections and coronavirus sequence variation between viral strains.