IU virtual COVID-19 symposium

April 7, 2021 @ 9:20 am – 4:00 pm America/Indiana/Indianapolis Timezone

The IU School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology is planning a virtual COVID-19 symposium ​that will take place on April 7.

The main purpose of this symposium is to get researchers who may have interests in COVID-19 research together virtually to exchange their ideas, preliminary data, resources, and facilities, and to create new collaborations on COVID-19 research.

  • 9:20 am – Welcome by Janice Blum, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI; Mark Kaplan, PhD, Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • 9:30 am – Keynote Address: Susan Weiss, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Microbiology – “Coronaviruses: History, Biology and Innate Immune Antagonism”
  • 10:30 am – Tatiana Foroud, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs; Brooke Patz – Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Indiana Biobank
  • 10:50 am – Ryan Relich, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – clinical testing for COVID-19 in the State of Indiana
  • 11:10 am – Break
  • 11:20 am – Michael Klemsz, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology – Biosafety Level 3 lab facilities and resources
  • 11:40 am – Christopher Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology – viral assays with SARS-CoV2
  • 12:00 pm – Jesper Pallesen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry – Therapeutic Antibodies Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
  • 12:20 pm – Lunch break
  • 1:20 pm – Andy Yu, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology – translational research and pseudovirus-based neutralization assays
  • 1:40 pm – James Ropa, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow – SARS-CoV-2 and hematopoietic stem, progenitor, and immune cells
  • 2:00 pm – Ben Gaston, MD, Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics; Michael Davis, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in Pediatrics – targeting SARS-CoV2 in airway epithelial cells
  • 2:20 pm – Matthias Clauss, PhD, Senior Research Professor of Medicine – Extracellular vesicle numbers, size and cargo in COVID-19
  • 2:40 pm – John T. Patton, PhD, Blatt Chair of Virology – Rotavirus Vaccines as Expression Platforms of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
  • 3:00 pm – Melissa Kacena, PhD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery – Working with COVID-19 mouse models
  • 3:20 pm – Researcher and panel discussion led by Mark Kaplan, PhD, and Andy Yu, MD, PhD
  • 4:00 pm – End of event 

Register to attend webinar. 

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