Webinar: Teaching Biotech from a Distance - Vaccine basics
Event Date(s): Friday, June 05, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT
This Friday, we will have a guest speaker from the University of Washington, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, share basic concepts around vaccines. This lecture will help us prepare for a later discussion when we dive into vaccines against COVID-19 in greater detail.
Speaker: Dr. David Koelle, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, University of Washington.
Dr. Koelle studies virology and immunology, along with viral oncogenesis, tumor immunotherapy, practical vaccinology issues such as adjuvants and delivery systems, and immune-mediated adverse drug reactions. The core skill in his lab is the refined dissection of the human T-cell response to large-genome pathogens, with a newer focus on T-cell receptor expression and biology. His lab focuses on HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV, in areas ranging from candidate vaccine discovery to pre-clinical models to immunogenicity testing for clinical trials.