The COVID-19 Pandemic: Where We Are Now and What Might Be in Store for 2021
December 09 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PSTFree
Mike Botchan, Dean of Biological Sciences, and Micheal C. Lu , Dean the School of Public Health, are hosting a pandemic-focused discussion covering the current epidemiological outlook and vaccine development. The discussion will feature professors Art Reingold, Nick Jewell, Robert Tjian, Britt Glaunsinger, and guest Anu Osinusi, VP of Clinical Research at Gilead. This is an interactive discussion, questions are encouraged!
Please submit your questions prior to the event via this Google Form. We will also take questions during the event via chat.
Britt Glaunsinger, PhD
Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC Berkeley
Britt Glaunsinger is a professor at the departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Berkeley and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Nicholas P. Jewell, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Nicholas P. Jewell is a professor of biostatistics who has received numerous awards and is known for “extraordinary leadership and vision in implementing strategies that enhance the disaster resistance of UC Berkeley, and universities throughout America.”
Anu Osinusi, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Clinical Research, Gilead Sciences
Anu Osinusi is an infectious disease physician and clinical researcher who is currently an executive director leading the Emerging and Respiratory Viruses group in the Virology therapeutic area at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Arthur Reingold, MD
Chair of the Division of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Arthur Reingold has dedicated his research to the prevention and control of infectious diseases both at the national level, as well as with numerous developing countries around the world. He is chair of the California State COVID-19 Vaccine Workgroup.
Robert Tjian, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute President and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, UC Berkeley
Robert Tjian is a biochemist at the UC Berkeley. Tjian has made major contributions to the understanding of how genes work, including the pioneering discovery of proteins called transcription factors, which regulate gene expression.
Ed Penhoet, PhD—Moderator
Associate Dean of Biology, UC Berkeley
Ed Penhoet is the associate dean for strategic planning for Biological Sciences at UC Berkeley and an emeritus professor of biochemistry and of health policy and management. A co-founder of Chiron, one of the pioneers in biotechnology, Ed served as the company’s president and chief executive officer from its formation in 1981 until April 1998.
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