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Oxford Science Cafe': COVID-19

Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe'! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Joshua Sharp (University of Mississippi)


Dr. Joshua Sharp, associate professor of pharmacology and chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, will present: "COVID-19 and heparan sulfate: the carbohydrate handle that SARS-CoV-2 uses to grab your cells."

COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has killed over 200,000 Americans in 2020 and changed the way we live our lives. An incredible effort from the scientific community has allowed us to learn a lot about the virus in a very short time. While there are many questions remaining about the disease, we have enough evidence to start answering some important questions. Where do COVID-19 infections usually start in the body? How does SARS-CoV-2 find and enter the target cells? Here, we’ll discuss what we know (and think we know) about how COVID-19 infections get established. We’ll also discuss the discovery and initial development of intranasal heparin, a well-known anti-coagulant injectable that is now in early clinical trials as an intranasal drug to prevent COVID-19. We’ll discuss how heparin works to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection of cells, why it should be safe to administer intranasally, and why it might NOT be useful as a treatment of advanced COVID-19.

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6pm - 7pm.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 951 9291 5706
Passcode: UMosc09

Cost: Free!

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Sponsored by: Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Women in Physic