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Viroholics 2020 Friday Seminars (COVID19-Edition)


March 20 Efrem Lim PhD, Assistant Professor, Bodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics; School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University – Title: "SARS-CoV-2 surveillance at ASU and Arizona" (not recorded)
March 27 Brenda Hogue PhD, Professor, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy; School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University – Link to Presentation: “Virus-like Pa​rticles - a platform for coronavirus vaccines”
April  3 Alexandra Lucas MD, Professor, Biodesign Virginia D. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics at Arizona State University – Link to Presentation: “Fighting fire with fire: Virus-derived immune modulators for treating severe viral infections”
April 10 Matthew Frieman PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine – Link to Presentation: “Therapeutic developments for emerging coronaviruses”
April 17 Darryl Falzarano PhD, Research Scientist II & Adjunct Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), University of Saskatchewan – Link to Presentation: “Animal models of SARS-CoV-2 for vaccines and therapeutics”
April 24 Vineet Menachery PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UTMB Health – Link to Presentation: “Age-dependent coronavirus disease”
May 1 Marion Koopmans DVM, PhD, Head of the Department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC - The Netherlands – Link to Presentation: “Precision public health: assessing the role of real-time whole genome sequencing and serology for decision support in COVID-19 epidemic response in The Netherlands”
May 8 Adolfo Garcia-Sastre PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York – Link to Presentation: “What respiratory viral pathogen research has taught us about COVID-19”
May 15 Ralph Baric MD, PhD, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Title: “Epidemic and Pandemic Coronaviruses” (not recorded)
May 22 Stanley Perlman MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine – Link to Presentation: “COVID-19: What do we know about the human immune response, and what do we need to know?”
May 29 Mark Denison MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Link to Presentation: “Why Basic Science Matters: Developing Antivirals against COVID-19 and Future Pandemic Coronaviruses”
June 5 Kanta Subbarao MBBS, MPH, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, Doherty Institute –  Link to Presentation: “Vaccines and Immunotherapy for COVID-19: lessons from SARS and other respiratory viruses”
June 12 Tom Gallagher PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago – Link to Presentation: “Coronavirus – Cell Entry Mechanisms”
June 19 Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union: Paul Keim PhD (NAU), Brendan Larsen (UA), Hayley Yaglom, MS, MPH (TGen), and Jason Ladner PhD (NAU) – Link to Presentation: “Defining the Pandemic at the State Level: Sequence-Based Epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU)”
June 26 Janko Nikolich-Zugich MD, PhD, Bowman Professor and Head, Department of Immunology; Co-Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson – Link to Presentation (pending): “Immune response to viral infections in older adults: a backdrop to understand (parts of) host:SARS-CoV-2 interaction outcomes” (not recorded)



Katherine R. Spindler
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
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Hinh Ly
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Saint Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-625-3358
Fax: 612-625-0204

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July 19 - 23, 2021

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