Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series

translational science of covid-19

About the Seminar Series

The Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series features UF investigators funded by the Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic pilot program. The goal of this program is to stimulate cross-disciplinary knowledge and research. Watch recordings of the seminars through the links below on this page and mark your calendar for the next seminar date. Or click the button below to return to the overall pilot projects page.

Dr. Elias Sayour consults with other scientists from the McKnight Brain Institute

Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

New Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminars Coming Soon

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Past Seminars

Seminars are conducted via separate Zoom links and recordings are made available via a Mediasite link following the seminar, listed below.

AUGUST 10, 2020

K-12 students and families in the time of COVID-19: Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and psychosocial impacts of lockdown

Presented by Sarah McKune, PhD, Anthony Maurelli, PhD, Eric Nelson, MD, PhD

Caroline Erwin, Child Life Specialist, spends some time with Benjamin, five years old, creating art by syringe painting and also playing Foosball.

July 27, 2020

Novel antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein for therapeutic targeting

Presented by Benoit Giasson, PhD, Yona Levites, PhD, Zachary Krumm, Grace Lloyd, Yuxing Xia

Juergen Bulitta, Associate Professor, UF College of Pharmacy along with his research team are working on COVID-19 research with several College of Medicine partners at Lake Nona.

July 13, 2020

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in First Responders

Presented by Lisa Merck, MD, MPH, MA, FACEP, Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, and Anthony Maurelli, PhD

front line health care worker conducts a COVID-19 assessment near a patient's car

June 15, 2020

Identification of host determinants of SARS-Cov-2 infection

Presented by Christopher Vulpe, MD, PhD, Michael Norris, PhD, and Stephanie Karst, PhD

Dr. Devrah Arndt and Dr. Chris Vulpe hold thick and thin silver nanowire suspensions.

June 1, 2020

Providing rational dosage regimens to combat SARS-CoV-2 by translational pharmacology

Presented by Ashley Brown, PhD and Jürgen Bulitta, PhD

A close-up image of a COVID-19 testing swab

May 11, 2020

RNA-nanoparticle vaccines for prevention of COVID-19

In the first seminar in this series, pilot awardee Elias Sayour, MD, PhD discussed some aspects of COVID-19 vaccine development.

Dr. Elias Sayour