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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dean's Message - October 5, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020
Our scientists and physicians are contributing in many ways in the fight against COVID-19. GSBS celebrates their efforts.
Jaharis Building in the spring

Dear GSBS Community,

In the midst of the pandemic, I want to applaud the efforts of our community in addressing COVID-19. As biomedical scientists and doctors, we have a significant contribution to make as our nation and the world faces this enormous health crisis. Several GSBS labs are dealing with the basic science of the Sars-CoV2 virus, the immune response to the virus, and zoonotic spread in general. Others in our broader community have served in clinical care (including Linden Hu of the Microbiology program) and vaccine development. Last week, President Monaco announced the $100 Million grant for zoonotic disease study led by Saul Tzipori (the Cummings School and the CMDB program).

On November 19 at 6:30 p.m. the GSBS Office of Alumni Relations will present a webinar featuring a panel of COVID experts. The event is open to the entire GSBS community. Marta Gaglia, PhD (Microbiology), Helen Boucher, MD (Tufts Medical Center) and Mike Rosenblatt, MD (GSBS Board Member) will talk about what they are doing to advance basic science, clinical care and vaccine work. We expect this will have broad interest and hope that many of you will attend. Watch the events listings in the Goods for more information

Dan Jay