When:
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 4:00p -
5:00p

Where:
Whitehead Institute - Virtual via Zoom
455 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Tech, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-research-at-whitehead-institute-registration-136729542743

**Free and open to the public. A Zoom link to this event will be provided upon completion of your registration.**


Demonstrating the multifaceted value and broad applicability of fundamental biomedical research, Whitehead Fellows Silvia Rouskin and Kipp Weiskopf have leveraged their long-term research programs -- and the specialized methods and tools they have developed -- to try to answer key questions about how SARS-CoV-2 functions, how to block the virus’s ability to infect human cells, and how to counter the worst effects of COVID-19.

Building on her groundbreaking work on the conformations of HIV RNA, the Rouskin lab is analyzing the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome, which may prove critical for developing therapeutics for this and other coronaviruses. Kipp Weiskopf’s lab is using knowledge and models developed through his work on cancer immunotherapies to identify -- and do pre-clinical testing on -- existing drugs that can be repurposed to reduce COVID-19’s severity and mortality.

Join us for a compelling presentation and discussion on what Whitehead Institute scientists are learning about the biology of SARS-CoV-2 -- and how their research may aid in the fight against dangerous coronaviruses, now and well into the future.

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