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COVID 19 Vaccines: The Science Behind the Vaccines
Presenter: Lawrence Basso, MD
COVID-19 vaccines are here, but what are they and how do they work? In this seminar, Dr. Basso will discuss
- T and B cells of the immune system
- Herd immunity
- Mutation of Sars-Cov2
- Viral vs inflammatory status of COVID infection and therapy
- mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna)
- Adenovirus vector vaccines (Oxford/AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson)
- Efficacy and adverse reactions
- Neutralizing antibodies after vaccination
- Applications of COVID vaccines to other areas of medicine including novel cancer therapies
About the Presenter
Lawrence V. Basso graduated from UCSF Medical School. he is certified in the specialties of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine and was an attending physician in both Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine as well as Chief of Nuclear Medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He has taught at Stanford, Notre Dame de Namur University and the UC extension in Belmont. He has published over 30 papers and is the co-author of a text book on immunoassay.
How to Participate
This lecture takes place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Zoom log on information will be emailed to registered participants Wednesday, Feb 10.