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Dec 3
Global Health Seminar – Host responses to SARS-CoV infection and vaccination
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

UGA College of Public Health
Global Health Institute
Fall 2020 Seminar Series

Host responses to SARS-CoV infection and vaccination

S. Mark Tompkins, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Please join us for this virtual seminar on Thursday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! Join the seminar via Zoom at this link: https://zoom.us/j/98500330270?pwd=a3dwS2dxNGZVSHRqejBQTENBUWlxdz09; Meeting ID: 985 0033 0270. Or call in, find your local number here.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Tompkins is a Professor in the Center for Vaccines and Immunology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia. He is a member of a NIAID Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) and NIAID Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Center (CIVIC). His research focuses on understanding the emergence, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of influenza and other emerging respiratory pathogens. These studies include surveillance for influenza virus in animal populations, susceptibility of different species to influenza infection, and the host response to infection. Dr. Tompkins collaborates extensively, supporting development of novel vaccines, antiviral drugs, and treatments for human and animal influenza. Most recently, his laboratory has focused on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has established animal models to assess dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and is testing the efficacy of novel antiviral drugs and COVID-19 vaccines.

Contact Juliet Sekandi for additional information.


December 3, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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