A closer look at the work of LJI experts focused on COVID-19
What We've Learned One Year In: A Live from the Lab COVID-19 Discussion
On February 9, 2021, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Wilson, Ph.D. and immunology expert Alba Grifoni, Ph.D. of the Sette Laboratory synthesized what has been learned about COVID-19 in the past year as the SARS-CoV-2 puzzle has been untangled through significant advances in immunology research, much of which is being accomplished at the Institute. They also highlighted what laboratories are looking at next as the fight against the pandemic continues.
On November 24, 2020, infectious disease experts Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. and Sujan Shresta, Ph.D. sharing their latest COVID-19 research, related collaborative efforts, and other observations from the field.
Live from the Laboratory: Dr. Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn & Dr. Alessandro Sette
On October 13, 2020, Dr. Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn and Dr. Alessandro Sette shared their latest research progress on the role of the immune system in Parkinson’s Disease and COVID-19, as well as, a possible unexpected link between the two diseases.
COVID-19 Updates from LJI President, Mitch Kronenberg
LJI President and Chief Scientific Officer, Mitchell Kronenberg, presents his perspectives regarding the scientific progress made over the past 6 months and where he anticipates science can take us as we strive to overcome this elusive virus.
Documentary Premiere: Visionaries Presents Life Without Disease
The Visionaries, an award-winning public television series hosted by Sam Waterston has recently launched its 24th season which includes a half-hour documentary film entitled, Life Without Disease. The film showcases the critical work of La Jolla Institute for Immunology scientists working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Fauci Congressional Hearing
July 31, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, testified today before a House subcommittee on the nation’s coronavirus response. He referenced pioneering research from the labs of Dr. Sette and Dr. Crotty on T cell responses to COVID-19 as “work we really need to pursue. We’re just at the cusp of really understanding the importance of this type of response in COVID.”
Live from the Laboratory: Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. | Reporting Back
On June 26, 2020, infectious disease expert Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. shared her COVID-19 research efforts and observations from the field. She highlighted the global Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium (CoVIC), which she was asked to lead by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is generously funding CoVIC with Wellcome and the MasterCard Impact Fund
Live from the Laboratory: Alessandro Sette, Dr. Biol. Sci.
On May 13, 2020, one of the “world’s most cited researchers” and immunology expert Alessandro ‘Alex’ Sette, Dr. Biol. Sci. shared his research efforts and observations from the field regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19.
Can You Get Coronavirus Twice?
May 13, 2020
Typically, when our immune system encounters a pathogens it mounts a specific immune response that fights off the infection. But not only that, it “remembers” the encounter and next time we encounter the same pathogen, we can fend it off before we get sick. Business Insider explores immune memory and what it means for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Voice of America VOA/TEK
April 29, 2020
The world is in a race against the novel coronavirus and LJI’s coronavirus task force is on the frontlines. Voice of America took a deep dive into SARS-CoV-2 research happening at La Jolla Institute.
Live from the Laboratory: Shane Crotty, Ph.D.
On April 20, 2020, vaccine design and infectious disease expert Shane Crotty, Ph.D. shared his research efforts and observations from the field regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19.
Live from the Laboratory: Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
On April 6, 2020, infectious disease expert Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. shared her research efforts and observations from the field regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19.
LJI's Erica Saphire, Ph.D.: Northern Trust Coronavirus Expert Panel
On March 11, 2020, Northern Trust San Diego hosted the Known Coronavirus and the Unknown livestream panel presentation featuring expert guest speakers. La Jolla Institute for Immunology’s Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire was a featured guest speaker that highlighted her infectious disease and coronavirus research efforts.