Oct 2, 2020

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)



Welcome Remarks 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"

Closing Remarks Sanghyuk Shin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Statistics Lead, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Director, Infectious Disease Science Initiative, UC Irvine

Register Today!

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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