The series will kick off on Wednesday, April 15, with Dr. Kristian Andersen’s “Outsmarting Emerging Pathogens in an Interconnected World” lecture. In this talk, Andersen, a professor in the Department of Immunology & Microbiology, will offer insight into how the pandemic began, how it spread, and what research indicates works and doesn’t work in the fight against the virus. Click here to register.
Scripps’ COVID-19 coverage will continue on Wednesday, April 22, as virologist Dr. Michael Farzan, professor and co-chair of the Department of Immunology & Microbiology, delivers a progress report on the potential vaccines and antiviral medicine candidates being tested to defend against coronavirus. Click here to register.
Dr. Arnab Chatterjee, vice president of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, will share his “Leveraging the World’s Leading Drug Repurposing Collection Against COVID-19” lecture on Wednesday, May 6. It will cover how Calibr, Scripps Research’s drug development division, is approaching its search within the world’s repertoire of existing medications for antiviral drugs that could be effective against coronavirus. Click here to register.
All lectures begin at 4 p.m.