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2022 Talking Science: Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2021 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

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The Rockefeller University invites you to participate in Talking Science with renowned Rockefeller scientists who will explore the fundamentals of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. Topics covered in this virtual webinar will include a variety of diseases, how they spread, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

Talking Science is an annual event designed for grades 9–12, led by members of The Rockefeller University's elite faculty. This year's event will be held virtually on January 10, 2022 as a Zoom webinar. Register now! A unique Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the lecture.

Two points of extra credit will be awarded to all students who provide proof of attendance on the day of the event and complete the Google Classroom version of this assignment for any one of the speakers before 9:00 AM Tuesday, January 11.


Before There Was COVID, There Was (And Is!) Tuberculosis

Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and head, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology, The Rockefeller University


Mosquitoes: The World's Most Dangerous Animal

Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, The Rockefeller University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Antibody-Based Therapies For HIV And COVID-19

Christian Gaebler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Investigation, Robert S. Wennett Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, The Rockefeller University