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Women & Science Virtual Event: A Career Spent Fighting Pandemic Outbreaks

Special Event
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ami Patel, Ph.D., our newly appointed Caspar Wistar Fellow and research assistant professor in the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, will highlight her career path and share experiences fighting global pandemics with a special focus on COVID-19. She will discuss her work designing next-generation vaccines and contributions to advancing one of the first coronavirus vaccine candidates through clinical trials.

Read more about Dr. Patel's COVID-19 research.

Speaker Bio

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Ami Patel, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at The Wistar Institute, the nation’s first independent research institution devoted solely to biomedical science and a world leader in cancer, immunology, virology and infectious disease research.

Patel studies novel engineering approaches for in vivo gene delivery using non-viral plasmid DNA, including in vivo DMAb delivery of monoclonal antibodies and bispecifics for emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

Patel received her B.S. in microbiology and immunology from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, and her M.S. in medical microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K. She received her Ph.D. in medical microbiology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Her doctoral research was performed in the Special Pathogens Program at the Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada. Before being appointed research assistant professor, Patel was a postdoctoral fellow at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Milan, Italy, and at The Wistar Institute.

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