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Virtual SCI Café

Virtual SCI Café

A joint project of the McWane Science Center and Research Civitan at UAB, SCI Café lets you meet and interact with science professionals and learn about their work. You’ll hear from scientists in Alabama and across the country, discover the exciting research they’re conducting, and have the opportunity to pose questions during live interactive presentations.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, SCI Café has gone online. Presentations are hosted via Zoom. The meeting ID and password will be posted here approximately one week prior to each presentation. Meetings open at 6:00 PM Central Time, with presentations starting at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Nathan Erdmann, MD, PhD

Therapeutic Discovery in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, Dr. Erdmann of UAB’s Infectious Diseases department will fill us in on therapeutic interventions and how they have evolved over the past months.

Dr. Erdmann completed his MD/PhD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research focused on understanding the mechanisms of HIV-mediated inflammation and neurotoxicity. He then joined the ABIM Research Pathway at UAB, completing his internship and residency before joining the Division of Infectious Disease as a fellow. He is now an Instructor of Medicine, and his research focuses on T cell responses in HIV under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Goepfert. Dr. Erdmann has described the role of CD4 T cells in controlling HIV infection through cytolytic activities.

Zoom Meeting Details

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Meeting ID:
992 7572 2223
One-tap mobile:
+13126266799,,99275722223# US (Chicago) | +16468769923,,99275722223# US (New York)


Upcoming SCI Cafe Events

August 25, 2020 – Nathan Erdmann, MD, PhD
“Therapeutic Discovery in the Midst of a Global Pandemic”
September 15, 2020 – Jayatri Das, PhD
“Changing Brains”
October, 2020 – Lindsey Rustad