UCI Infectious Disease Science Initiative and
Center for Virus Research present
COVID-19 Dynamics: State of the Science
This virtual symposium will include presentations by leading experts on the latest knowledge of COVID-19 dynamics, including virus-host interactions, pathogenesis, immunology, epidemiology, and population health.
October 6, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PST)
||Bert Semler, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Director, Center for Virus Research, UC Irvine
|Session 1: Pathogenesis
Moderator: Matt Marsden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Division of Infectious Diseases, UC Irvine
|Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark Stinski Chair in Virology, Distinguished Professor, Microbiology and Immunology and Professor, Pediatrics, University of Iowa
“Animal Models for COVID-19 Pathogenesis”
|Session 2: Therapeutics/Vaccines
Moderator: Don Forthal, M.D.
Professor, Medicine and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UC Irvine
|Emmie de Wit, Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular Pathogenesis Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
“Nonhuman primate models for the development of COVID-19 countermeasures”
|Session 3: Immunology
Moderator: Roberto Tinoco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
|Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
“Longitudinal profiling of peripheral immune response to SARS-CoV2 in aged and young patients with varying disease severity”
|Session 4: Transmission Modeling
Moderator: Sunny Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
|Vladimir Minin, Ph.D.
Professor, Statistics, UC Irvine
“Estimating and forecasting SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics in Orange County, California”
|Session 5: Epidemiology (social epi and social equity /asymptomatic/ presymptomatic)
Moderator: Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.Ph., M.P.H., Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health and Professor, Population Health, Disease Prevention, and Epidemiology, UC Irvine
|Micaela Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University
“Social Distancing Inequity & Racial Disparities in COVID-19”
|Session 6: Viral Evolution/Genomic Epidemiology
Moderator: Shruti Gohil M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention and Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, UC Irvine
|Kristian Andersen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Scripps Research
“Keeping a Genomic Eye on SARS-CoV-2 During an Uncontrolled Epidemic”
||Sanghyuk Shin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Statistics Lead, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Director, Infectious Disease Science Initiative, UC Irvine
Attendees can watch the symposium via Zoom Webinar or YouTube and can submit questions in both platforms’ Q&A boxes. Registration is required.
UCI and UCI Health have implemented measures to protect our community and this public seminar is meant to address questions about the virus and its impact. This event is open to the public and UCI faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend.
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