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Matt Richtel: The New Science of the Immune System

February 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. PT

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted research that has led to major insights into the immune system. In this virtual fireside chat, New York Times writer and bestselling author Matt Richtel will discuss his most recent nonfiction book, “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System,” with ISB President Dr. Jim Heath. The conversation will also touch on the social consequences of the pandemic on children and others who experienced social isolation.

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Research Roundtable

ISB is hosting a series of Research Roundtable conversations throughout 2022 that will feature our leading scientists discussing their latest research. Research Roundtable is a virtual series that is free and open to all. These events are designed for a lay audience and provide opportunities to ask questions directly to our scientists.

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Speaker: Dr. Nitin Baliga, ISB SVP, Director and Professor

Topic: Finding New Drugs for the Ongoing Tuberculosis Pandemic

Date and Time: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4pm PT

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