Research Showcase: Confronting COVID-19

Virtual Research Showcase

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

Last December, COVID-19 emerged as one of the most pressing health challenges of our time, with catastrophic consequences across our nation and the world. Since then, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been working tirelessly to address the pandemic and mitigate its impact to society. Through collaborative and revolutionary research spanning the disciplines of biotechnology, data analytics, high performance computing, and the physical sciences, our researchers are making a vital difference.

During this webinar, you will hear firsthand as leading researchers discuss recent developments in therapeutics to block virus entry at the cellular level; the use of epidemiological modeling and data analytics to track and battle the spread of COVID-19; and the implementation of new processes to address the critical need for personal protective equipment.

Research Presentations:

Overview of the Rensselaer Research Enterprise
Robert Hull, Acting Vice President for Research, Rensselaer
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Understanding and Tackling COVID-19 — From Bench to Bedside
Deepak Vashishth, Director, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer
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Self-Disinfecting Face Masks To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Helen Zha, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer
Edmund Palermo, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer
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Using the AiMOS Supercomputer To Attack COVID-19
Christopher Carothers, Director, Center for Computational Innovations, Rensselaer
Harel Weinstein, Director, Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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Tackling COVID-19 With Data Analytics
Kristin Bennett, Associate Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, Rensselaer
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