COVID-19 Campus-wide Research at UCSF: Making an Impact

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Online at

Co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the Office of Research, this Zoom-only town hall aims to foster cross-communication between the significant COVID-19 research efforts occurring across campus in a broad spectrum of research arenas from vaccines, innovative tools, diagnostics, therapeutic development, therapeutic trials, clinical studies (excluding trials), virology, immunopathogenesis, to epidemiology/population health. Please submit questions in advance via this survey

Note: This town hall will be held in conjunction with and immediately following a special Zoom-only (same Zoom session as the research portion) Grand Rounds co-sponsored by the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education, which will address the impact of COVID-19 on the Department of Medicine’s educational programs and learners. The education portion of the program will be held from 12 – 1 p.m.

The Town Hall will be moderated by David Erle, MD, Professor and Associate Chair of Biomedical Research in the Department of Medicine and director of the UCSF CoLabs. 

Flash speakers on research include

  • Nevan Krogan, PhD - Development of novel therapeutic strategies for COVID-19
  • Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD - New diagnostic tests for COVID-19
  • Carolyn Calfee, MD, MAS - COVID-19-related immunoprofiling to understand susceptibility and prognosis
  • Max Krummel, PhD - The ImmunoX COVID-19 rapid path to discovery
  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD - Clinical trials for COVID-19
  • George Rutherford, MD - Modeling the global pandemic

Flash talks will be followed by a panel discussion addressing COVID-19 research resources and opportunities.