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BIOTN: Beers & Careers
August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Please join BioTN Academic Alliance, Memphis Chapter for our VIRTUAL AUGUST BEERS AND CAREERS networking event. We are excited to talk with Dr. Michael Whitt about his career in both industry and academia and particularly how his research has pivoted during the pandemic to evaluate immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in people after COVID-19 infection or post-vaccination.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021 AT 6-7 P.M (CST).
Link to Zoom meeting will be provided at registration).
SPEAKER: Michael Whitt, PhD
Dr. Michael Whitt is the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also the Faculty Accreditation Lead for the upcoming College of Medicine accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Dr Whitt’s expertise is molecular virology and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has worked with multiple companies to provide SARS-CoV-2 pseudotype viruses used to assess the immune responses and the presence of neutralizing antibodies in people who either contracted COVID-19, or who have been vaccinated. Dr. Whitt has been at UTHSC since 1991 and previously served as the Director for GME Research and the Chair for the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry. From 2001-2005 he was Director of Viral Cytolytics and Vector Development at GTx, Inc, while maintaining his faculty position at UTHSC. Dr. Whitt received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, his PhD from the University of California at Davis, and did his postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.