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Conversations on COVID-19

You're invited to this special online series for the Caltech community and friends.

Caltech researchers at every level, from undergraduates to faculty members to JPL engineers, jumped into action when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Their work continues to advance our understanding of the virus and to accelerate progress toward solutions as they develop treatments to decrease fatality rates, create diagnostics crucial to controlling the virus's spread, and engineer models that policymakers rely on in public health decision-making.

Hear directly from Caltech researchers about their progress and ask your own questions in this series of conversations for the Caltech community.

Event recordings posted approximately one week after each webinar.

Finding Antibodies to Fight SARS-CoV-2
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 11 a.m.
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Christopher O. Barnes, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology and Biological Engineering and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna Gray Fellow
in conversation with
Lori Dajose (BS '15), Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

Understanding Viral Transmission
Monday, March 15, 2021, 11 a.m.
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Graduate students Matt Cooper, Emily Savela, and Alex Winnett, members of the Ismagilov Lab at Caltech and leaders of the Caltech COVID-19 Study
Emily Velasco, Science Writer, Office of Strategic Communications


Past webinars

Wearable Technology for Temperature Monitoring
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11 a.m.
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Chiara Daraio, G. Bradford Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics
in conversation with
Robert Perkins, Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

Vaccines in the News
Monday, January 11, 2021, 11 a.m.
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Pamela J. Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering
in conversation with
Lori Dajose (BS '15), Content and Media Strategist, Office of Strategic Communications

Why Masks Work
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 11 a.m.

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Richard C. Flagan, Irma and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Science and Engineering
in conversation with
Emily Velasco, Science Writer, Office of Strategic Communications


This series is presented by the Caltech Science Exchange, which brings expert insight to the scientific questions that define our time. The Science Exchange offers trustworthy answers, clear explanations, and fact-driven conversation on critical topics in science and technology, including COVID-19 and other viruses.