Yale Professor Akiko Iwasaki studies antiviral immune responses and designs new vaccine strategies. She is currently directing a translational Immunology team to investigate the role of immune response in COVID-19 disease outcome.
On Friday, August 14, 2020, 8:00pm-9:30pm (China time), Yale Center Beijing(YCB) is delighted to host Professor Akiko Iwasaki, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, for a talk on the immune responses that correlate with positive vs. negative COVID-19 outcome, and the sex differences in immune response to SARS-CoV-2 that underlie disease susceptibility.
The language of the event will be English.
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Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale
Professor Akiko Iwasaki has made major discoveries in innate anti-viral and mucosal immunity that have resulted in paradigm shifts in the understanding of the immune response to pathogens as well as in vaccine design. She has received numerous awards and honors, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2018, and to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019.
Professor Iwasaki received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Toronto and completed her postdoctoral training with the National Institutes of Health before joining Yale’s faculty in 2000. She has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator since 2014, a prestigious honor that provides the researcher long-term, flexible funding that gives them to freedom to explore new avenues of research.
Dr. Iwasaki is also well known for her Twitter advocacy on women and underrepresented minority in the science and medicine fields.