Department of Immunology

May 12, 2020

Live Event – UW Immunology COVID-19 Research

We’re pleased to invite you to a live presentation and discussion with members of the University of Washington’s Department of Immunology. These researchers are working on aspects of COVID-19, including both understanding and treating the illness itself and efforts to create vaccines.

  • See some of the work being done locally, and ask questions about the pandemic with scientists engaged in the research.
  • The three member panel of Immunology faculty will give brief presentations, and then open the floor for your questions.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 1:30 pm, via Zoom only – email to register and receive the meeting link and password.

To register for this event, email us at and we’ll send you a password to join this Zoom meeting.

Professor Michael Gale, Jr., Ph.D., a leading virologist, will discuss the virus causing the current pandemic and why it has proven so challenging to control. Learn more about Dr. Gale’s lab. Dr. Gale’s efforts were recently featured in the Seattle Times
Associate Professor Andrew Oberst, Ph.D., will discuss the immune response to the coronavirus, and how some aspects of that response may actually contribute to COVID-19 illness. Learn more about Dr. Oberst’s lab.

Associate Professor Marion Pepper, Ph.D., will discuss efforts and challenges around the development of therapeutics and vaccines against the coronavirus and how understanding the immune response in convalescent individuals can guide these efforts. Learn more about Dr. Pepper’s lab.