LIVE Symposium

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

The scientific community is taking stock of how COVID-19 affected and continues to affect society. Researchers evaluate what has been learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in many areas, including

  • disease detection and tracing
  • effectiveness of public health measures
  • virus behavior, mutations, and variants
  • treatment and vaccine development.

In this virtual symposium brought to you by The Scientist, an expert panel will examine what the research community has learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, what remains to be uncovered, and what lessons should be remembered for the future.

Symposium program

9:00 AM – Introduction

9:10 AM – Emerging coronaviruses - past, present and future 

Lisa Gralinski, PhD

9:45 AM – COVID-19 Nasal Vaccines: The Promise and Challenges

Jie Sun, PhD

10:20 AM – The Role of T Cell Immunity for COVID-19 Vaccines

Dan Barouch, MD, PhD

10:55 AM – CRISPR-Based Technologies for SARS-CoV-2 Detection and Variant Identification

Cameron Myhrvold, PhD

11:30 AM - Open panel Q&A session
Nathan Ni from The Scientist's Creative Services Team will be joined by the entire panel in an open question and answer session where presenters will address questions posed by the audience.


Lisa Gralinski, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina

Jie Sun 

Jie Sun, PhD
Carter Immunology Center and Infectious Disease Division
University of Virginia


Dan Barouch, MD, PhD
William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School


Cameron Myhrvold, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Molecular Biology
Princeton University

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