Virtual SJCC: Fred Hutch + COVID-19 Vaccine Talk
December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Dr. Larry Corey and SJCC CEO Amy Lavin to learn how Dr. Corey’s lab at Fred Hutch is playing a central role in the global search for a vaccine. As a global leader in virology, immunology, and vaccine development, Dr. Corey will shed light on the vaccine discovery process—a key to us all moving past COVID-19. Bring your questions!
The event is free, but registration is required.
About the speaker:
Dr. Larry Corey is an internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, and the former president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. His research focuses on herpes viruses, HIV, the novel coronavirus and other viral infections, including those associated with cancer. He is principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, or HVTN, which conducts studies of HIV vaccines at over 80 clinical trials sites in 16 countries on five continents. Under his leadership, the HVTN has become the model for global, collaborative research. Dr. Corey is also the principal investigator of the Fred Hutch-based operations center of the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) and co-leads the Network’s COVID-19 vaccine testing pipeline. The CoVPN is carrying out the large Operation Warp Speed portfolio of COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies intended to protect people from COVID-19.
Dr. Corey is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was the recipient of the Parran Award for his work in HSV-2, the American Society of Microbiology Cubist Award for his work on antivirals, and the University of Michigan Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is one of the most highly cited biomedical researchers in the last 20 years and is the author, coauthor or editor of over 1000 scientific publications.
This event is a partnership with JConnect Seattle and Hillel UW.