The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites you to attend the next Director’s Innovation Speaker Series lecture featuring Dr. Serena Spudich.
In a virtual fireside chat, Serena Spudich, M.D., M.A., and NIMH Director Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the impact of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 viruses on the nervous system. During the chat, they will also explore lessons learned from studying the effects of HIV on the nervous system, similarities and differences in the pathology and clinical effects, and how this knowledge could inform research and interventions for SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Spudich’s clinical and translational research explores the effects of HIV and SARS-CoV-2 infection in the nervous system, focusing on the effects of acute infection, antiviral and immune treatments, and cure strategies on viral pathogenesis and persistence in the central nervous system. She collaborates with colleagues across multiple disciplines on studies in the United States and international settings, exploring questions of inflammation, injury, and viral reservoirs within the central nervous system.
Dr. Spudich has been active in the NIH-funded International AIDS Clinical Trials Group, co-leads the International NeuroHIV Cure Consortium for studies based in Bangkok, Thailand, and serves on the US DHHS Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Committee, CROI Program Committee, and as the Steering Committee Co-Chair for the NIH RECOVER study on long COVID.
The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series is dedicated to innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. For more information, visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/innovation-speaker-series/
For questions, please email InnovationSpeakers@mail.nih.gov.
Closed captioning and a sign language interpreter will be provided for this event.