Dr. Anthony Fauci was recently awarded Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for social courage, an award given annually to those who uphold their morals despite risk to their personal and professional lives. After Dr. Fauci virtually received his award and gave his remarks, Atlanta experts on Covid-19 served on a panel to reflect on the pandemic. Prof. Weitz was one of three panel members, serving alongside Dr. Carlos Del Rio, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory, and Pinar Keskinocak, PhD, William W. George Chair and Professor of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. You can watch the whole ceremony here.
Professor Weitz joins Institute President Ángel Cabrera other Georgia Tech leaders to discuss Georgia Tech’s response to Covid-19. Watch the video here.
Ashley Coenen presented at the annual NSF BioOceans conference (virtually, this year). BioOceans is a multi-institute collaboration which aims to characterize bacteria-phage infection networks in surface ocean communities. The presentation prompted discussion among microbiologists, virologists, and oceanographers about model design and the unknown biology regarding phage infection.