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LJ Community Center Virtual Presentation

July 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Sumit Chanda

Building the Plane While Flying: COVID Research During the Pandemic
Presented by Dr. Sumit Chanda, Director and Professor, Sanford Burnham Presby Medical Discovery Institute

SARS-CoV-2 emerged as a potential pandemic threat in January 2020. Researchers around the world quickly redirected their expertise and resources to help combat an unfolding global health emergency. I will share with you the experiences of the scientists in my lab who were engaged in understanding this new virus and identifying antivirals to treat COVID-19. I will further discuss the likely trajectory of the current pandemic, and highlight strategies to ensure that we are ready for the next.

About Dr. Sumit Chanda
Sumit Chandra earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2001 and received his post-doctoral training at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF). He subsequently transitioned to a Group Leader position, and established his research group in the Division of Cellular Genomics at GNF. In 2007, he joined the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute as an Associate Professor. Dr. Chanda also holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, as well as a Visiting Scientist position at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation.

Tuesday, July 20, 10-11 AM – Virtual Presentation
Free, open to all
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July 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


La Jolla Community Center (Online)
6811 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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