Academics & Research

Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative

COVID-19 Related Events


COVID-19 Flash Talks

Contact for zoom event information, or recordings of past talks.

Upcoming Talks


June 19, 2020 @ 12-1pm


July 17, 2020 @ 12-1pm


Past Talks 

May 15, 2020 @ 12-1pm

  • Ramesh Goel, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Coronavirus in our municipal waste waters- what does this mean?“
  • Rachael Jones, PhD, CIH, Family and Preventive Medicine, “Assessing Healthcare Workers’ Exposures to SARS-CoV-2 and Exposure Controls“
  • Albert Park, MD, Surgery, ”What is in the air? A Surgeon's Dilemma.”
  • Colleen Fitzgerald (Kondo lab), Psychiatry, “Peripheral Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 and In Vivo Brain Metabolism in COVID-19”
  • Jakob Jensen, PhD, Communication, “Tracking weekly perceptions of COVID communication from March 12th - July 14th”



April 24, 2020 @ 12-1pm

  • Sara Grineski, PhD, Sociology, “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Research Experiences“
  • Jim Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM, Surgery, ”Impact of Cancelling Elective Surgical Cases on ICU and Hospital Capacity during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  • Christopher Gregg, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy, “How artifical intelligence analyses of behavior will enable COVID-19 crisis discoveries and solutions“
  • Kevin Hicks, PhD, Biochemistry, “MIDAS: A Systematic Platform for Revealing the SARS-CoV-2 protein-metabolite interactome”
  • Divya Chandrasekhar, PhD, City and Metropolitan Planning, “Complexities in emergency response for concurrent but variant disasters"


March 20, 2020 @ 9-11am

  • Daniel Leung, MD, MSc - Clinical Decision Support for COVID-19: Putting Epidemiology into Diagnostic and Prognostic Prediction
  • Tracey Lamb, PhD – COVID and Malaria predisposition
  • Stephen Goldstein, PhD - Evolution by recombination in SARS-CoV-2-like viruses & Investigating a novel host-targeted translation inhibitor as a coronavirus antiviral
  • Con Yost, MD - NETosis and COVID-19
  • Lindsay Keegan, PhD - Scenario-Based Projections for SARS-CoV-2
  • Saveez Saffarian, PhD – Physics of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Survival Outside A Host And Implications For Seasonal Dependence of COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Dmitri Kapitonov, DO, PhD - Bifunctional cysteine-constrained cyclic peptides (cystimers) targeting S, M, E and N proteins of CoVID-19
  • Debbie Eckert, PhD/Michael Kay, PhD - Targeting a Vulnerable Intermediate of Coronavirus Entry with D-Peptides
  • Vicente Planelles, PhD - A BSL2+ compatible assay to understand CoV neutralization by antibodies
  • Fred Adler, PhD - The impact of viral and immunological interactions on the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Kevin Watt, MD, PhD - Optimal Dosing of Drugs to treat COVID-19: Translating Bench Experiments into Bedside Dosing Recommendations
  • Jessica Kramer, PhD – The role of mucus in COVID-19 infections