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COVID-19: Vaccines, Testing, and the Science Behind the Cure

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Scientists are racing to mitigate the spread and impacts of COVID-19.

This is part two of a two-part series

Explore the latest research on testing, treatments, and vaccine development to learn how experts are leveraging tools from evolutionary biology, genetics, and genomics to address the pandemic.

Join a panel of cutting-edge researchers to unpack the biology of viruses, learn how diagnostic tests work, and delve into what vaccines are and how they are being developed. The conversation will reveal how the science and social context, including racial inequities in health and healthcare, are inextricably linked as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The program features Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a computational genomicist creating diagnostic tests for COVID-19, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a virologist and lead scientist on the vaccine development effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Dr. Lynne Richardson, a physician and co-director of Mt. Sinai’s new Institute for Health Equity Research.

To submit questions for our panelists in advance of the program, email [email protected].

A link to view the program will be available soon.

Get fast facts about the COVID-19 virus and learn about the Museum’s related scientific research.


July 8
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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