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Grounds for Science – Representation in Research and The Good Side of Viruses

Grab an after-work beverage of your choice for a fun night of science, trivia, and socializing with two budding UC Berkeley researchers.

Representation in Research: The Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Heart Disease

Navya Pothamsetty, Depts. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

The Good Side of Viruses: Engineering Viruses for Therapeutic Development

Ana Carneiro, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley

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Date: 04/08/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Lecture
Cost: Free

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Representation in Research: The Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Heart Disease

The rate and prevalence of heart disease is increasing worldwide. Although the link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and heart disease has been heavily studied in military populations, a thorough assessment of this relationship in other populations has not been conducted. Using this relationship as a case study, this talk will discuss disparities in research and its consequences, for public health and beyond.

The Good Side of Viruses: Engineering Viruses for Therapeutic Development

While many viruses are harmful to humans, there are some types that can actually be beneficial. Viruses that are not known to cause disease in humans can be harnessed as delivery vehicles for potential therapeutic treatments of a wide range of illnesses. One such “good” virus is adeno-associated virus (AAV). In this talk, we will learn how AAVs can be developed into highly effective delivery vehicles.

Craig Strang, Director

Speakers

Navya Pothamsetty

Depts. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

Ana Carneiro

Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley

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