Influenza vaccine


New York Medical College


Edwin D. Kilbourne was a member of the College faculty from 1992 until his retirement in 2002, when he was named professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology.


Edwin D. Kilbourne established the NYMC laboratory that supplied the recombinant strains used in preparing the annual influenza vaccine used worldwide, and it continues today. Dr. Kilbourne donated a catalog of nearly 200 influenza virus reassortants and mutants to the National Institutes of Health to enable scientists free access to the library of viral artifacts, named the Kilbourne/New York Medical College Archive.