Herpetic Legion – Reactivation

Herpetic LegionWe all know that virologists love to dance. But did you know that they can also perform in a rock band?

At the recently concluded 2012 meeting of the American Society for Virology in Madison, WI, seven virologists and a neurobiologist, members of the band Herpetic Legion, entertained meeting attendees with a mix of old and new rock and roll. You can view a video of their performance below or on YouTube.

Herpetic Legion is Joel Baines (vocals, bass guitar), Ian Mohr (drums), John Parker (guitar), Phil Pellett (guitar), Michele Bialecki (vocals), Amy Hudson (vocals, cow bell), and Cheryl Stucky (flute). Richard Lloyd made a guest appearance for two songs on guitar (the virologist, not the rock star).

It was a terrific performance, demonstrating that scientists can do many things. Thanks, Herpetic Legion!

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  • Ed Rybicki 28 July 2012, 7:14 am

    Virologists (OK, and a neuro) who can actually play instruments, other than a CD player…I hate them.

  • Ed Rybicki 28 July 2012, 7:28 am

    OK, the singing could do with some work – but the guitar-playing is cool.  I woulda danced….

  • mkcheshire 29 July 2012, 4:11 pm

    WOW! That drummer is really tearing it up. Makes me want to be a virologist just so I get my equipment out and join the band.

  • Spellett 30 July 2012, 8:22 pm

    wow better than the Stones and way cooler