Humanized Mice and the Immune System Response to COVID-19 Variants


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST)


Online Webinar
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Webinar Overview

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, viral variants are spreading around the world and causing a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines currently available may not be as effective against these evolving variants, so it’s critical to understand how different components of the human immune system respond to infection at specific times, especially before the onset of symptoms.

Join us for this live webinar and learn about a recent study that examined the human immune response to an early-stage SARS-CoV-2 infection in a humanized CD34-NCG mouse model. We’ll highlight the findings of this research, discuss how the immune system responds to infection by variants, and explain how developing a humanized model specifically to study COVID-19 can help optimize future treatments against variants.

Webinar Presenters

Sujan Shresta Headshot

Sujan Shresta, PhD
Professor, Center of Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Kenneth Kim Headshot

Kenneth Kim, DVM, Dipl. ACVP
Director, Histopathology Core
La Jolla Institute for Immunology


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