Academics & Research

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

COVID-19 Related Events



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


Past Webinars

Wednesday, July 8 @ 2-3 pm: NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Award

Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 2-3 pm: Understanding the basics: NIAID FOAs PAR-20-178PAR-20-177



COVID-19 Flash Talks

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

Upcoming Talks

Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 3-4 pm - COVID-19: Neuroscience implications

  • Ana Beatriz DePaula-Silva, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Michelle Schober, MD, MS, Pediatrics
  • K.C. Brennan, MD, Neurology
  • Andrew Prescot, PhD, Radiology and Imaging Sciences
  • Deborah Yergelun-Todd, PhD, Psychiatry, moderator

Zoom ID: 973 7591 9073; Passcode: 370871


Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 12-1 pm - COVID-19: Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations


Past Talks 

June 19, 2020 @ 12-1pm

  • Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM, Family and Preventive Medicine, “Sleep, diet and physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic”
  • Vicente Planelles, PhD, Pathology, “Pseudotyperetroviruses for the analysis of coronavirus humoral immunity“
  • Sonia Salari, PhD & Sharon Talboys, PhD, MPH, Family and Consumer Studies & Family and Preventive Medicine, ”Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19: Understanding consequences of stay at home orders”
  • Rajeshwary Ghosh, PhD, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, “Boosting Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy Accelerates Degradation of Proteins Generated by SARS-CoV-2”
  • Cheenu Raghuraman, PhD, Biology, “Characterizing cell types in the mouse lungs by constellation pharmacology”


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 and 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"