From Cough to COVID: How Respiratory Infections Produce Problems and Our Bodies Fight Back
Nov. 17 | 5 p.m. | Zoom event
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Established in 1950, the University Lecture spotlights the outstanding and thought-provoking research of a Boston University faculty member. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Joseph Mizgerd, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Director of the BU Pulmonary Center and a NEIDL investigator.
Dr. Mizgerd and his team study pulmonary immunology and its influence on acute lower respiratory tract infections. They are illuminating the regulation and function of immune cells and signals in the lung, and how variations in these parameters determine pneumonia susceptibility and outcome. He is an Outstanding Investigator of the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and an American Thoracic Society Fellow. Dr. Mizgerd has a prominent voice related to respiratory infections, serving the National Institutes of Health on lung infection-related Study Sections, Working Groups, and Boards of Scientific Counselors; the American Thoracic Society in lung infection-related courses, working groups, and committees; and the scientific community by creating a now longstanding and recurring Gordon Research Conference on the Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection.
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