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36th Annual - Mossberg Honors Symposium

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Meeting

Keynote Speaker

Jürgen A. Richt
Regents and University Distinguished Professor and KBA Eminent Scholar, Kansas State University
Director, Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD)
Director, NIH COBRE Center on Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CEZID)
Presentation: Ventures into COVID-19 Research: About pigs, cats and hamsters
Presentation Abstract

The unprecedented current pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has accelerated research on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of this virus. As humans do not have pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, there is an urgent need to develop therapeutic agents and vaccines to mitigate the current pandemic. The U.S. and the WHO have launched campaigns to develop and test therapeutic agents and vaccines on an unprecedented scale. To test these and other potential medical countermeasures, it is imperative to identify animal models for COVID-19 that provide measurable readouts for potential interventions. In my lecture, I will discuss some of the COVID-19 research conducted in my laboratory at Kansas State University, mainly describing preclinical animal models for COVID-19 and their use to inform public and animal health as well as determine the efficacy of therapeutic agents.

36th Mossberg Honors Symposium - Program (pdf)

36th Mossberg Honors Symposium - Abstracts (pdf)


Contact Patti Steffan at psteffan@ku.edu or 785-864-3893