Monday February 1st, 2021

Opening Remarks

Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and CEO, ​New York Genome Center Professor, ​Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD

Zanvil A. Cohn And Ralph M. Steinman Professor, ​Director, Christopher Browne Center for Immunology and Immune Diseases, ​The Rockefeller University​; Investigator, ​Howard Hughes Medical Institute​; Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital

“mRNA vaccine-elicited antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 and circulating variants”

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Eric A. Miska, PhD

Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics, Senior Group Leader, Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge; Member of the Department of Genetics,​ University of Cambridge​; Associate Faculty, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

“New RNA biology and therapeutics from RNA structure and modification”

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Christopher E. Mason, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics,
Weill Cornell Medicine

“Massive Tissue and Cellular Disruption Revealed in COVID-19 Autopsies and a Spatial-Omics Tissue Atlas”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

David D. Ho, MD

Scientific Director and CEO, ​Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center​;
Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine, ​Columbia University

“Increased Resistance of SARS-CoV-2 Variants B.1.351 and B.1.1.7 to Antibody Neutralization”