Chat with a Virologist: What Now? What Next?
Virtual Event 10:00AM - 12:00PM (Eastern Time)
Eighteen months into a global pandemic, we're still all trying to make the best decisions we can, protecting our health and others' as we go about our lives. In this informative gathering, Dr. Larissa Thackray returns to Powell House virtual workshops to talk about vaccines, boosters, masking, social events, precautions for unvaccinated children, and the likely future of Covid-19.
If you register by September 15, you'll be invited to submit your own questions for inclusion in the presentation.
Dr. Larissa Thackray is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Thackray obtained her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center on coronaviruses and did postdoctoral training studying noroviruses at Washington University School of Medicine. She performs research using small animal models to understand how interactions between viruses and their host determine the outcome following virus infection, and ultimately to develop new strategies to improve human health. She has used small animal models to study a variety of viruses: noroviruses, astroviruses, flaviviruses and now, coronaviruses. As part of an effort to ‘humanize’ virology research during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Thackray started a podcast called ‘Let’s Meet the Virologists’ in which she talks with students, staff, postdocs and faculty who are working to understand viruses and how they affect you. Dr. Thackray’s podcast aims to illustrate the diversity of people doing virology with a current emphasis on the scientists studying SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
September 25th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Donations - This is a Pay-As-Led event
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).