The 2021 Herzberg Lecture: Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2

The 2021 Herzberg Lecture: Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Add to calendar

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Rima attarM, 16138788778,



About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science
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The clinical presentation of COVID-19 involves a broad range of symptoms and disease trajectories. Understanding the nature of the immune response that leads to recovery over severe disease is key to developing effective treatments for COVID-19.

In this talk…
At this year’s Herzberg Lecture, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki will discuss immune responses in COVID-19 patients with moderate and severe disease. She will compare viral load, immune phenotype and cytokines that are predictive of mortality, and discuss signatures of cytokines and growth factors that associate with recovery vs. disease exacerbation. Iwasaki will also discuss sex differences in immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and how such differences correspond to disease outcomes.