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A University of Hawaii professor leads the effort to find a vaccine for melioidosis

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Professor Tung Hoang, right, talks with Ph.D. candidate Zhenxin Sun in his laboratory on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Professor Tung Hoang, right, talks with Ph.D. candidate Zhenxin Sun in his laboratory on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Junior researcher Yun Heacock-Kan works in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Junior researcher Yun Heacock-Kan works in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Professor Tung Hoang checks on E. Coli samples in his laboratory on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Dr. Ian McMillan works with nanobody samples in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Dr. Ian McMillan works with nanobody samples in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Dr. Ian McMillan works with nanobody samples in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Dr. Ian McMillan works with nanobody samples in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Dr. Ian McMillan works with nanobody samples in the laboratory of professor Tung Hoang on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Professor Tung Hoang is photographed in his laboratory on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.
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Professor Tung Hoang, left, checks on E. Coli samples in his laboratory with Ph.D. candidate Zhenxin Sun, right, on Wednesday, June 23, at the University of Hawaii’s Life Sciences building. Hoang and his team are leading UH’s effort to find a vaccine for a deadly disease known as melioidosis, which is found in tropical areas around the world, including in Hoang's birth country of Vietnam.

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