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UC Riverside lectures on COVID-19 research begin Tuesday, April 6

By Ryan Hagen |
The Press-Enterprise –

A series of lectures starting Tuesday, April 6, at UC Riverside will highlight the COVID-19 contributions of researchers at UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, including testing and vaccine development.

The college’s annual science lecture series is titled “COVID Conversations: How the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is combating the pandemic of our lifetime.” Additional panels are scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 20.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at the university created a testing lab on campus for students, researched virology to understand viruses and the development of vaccines, and investigated the assembly and reproduction of the coronavirus in the human body, according to the school’s website.

Undergraduate and graduate students will also take part in the conversation, and audience members are encouraged to ask questions during the live even

The presentations will be virtual and are free for everyone to attend via Zoom. Registration is at http://sciencelectureseries.ucr.edu/.

Each discussion is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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