Harshini Mukundan Presentation on New Approaches in Diagnosing Emerging Diseases
Harshini Mukundan, a program manager and scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, visiting scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and affiliate of the New Mexico Consortium, is giving a Frontiers in Science talk on how the human immune system inspired a new, universal approach to diagnosing emerging infectious diseases.
This free public talk will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, in Los Alamos at the Crossroads Bible Church and again Friday, Sept. 16, in Santa Fe at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Emerging infectious diseases are a major concern to national health security, as exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to prepare against unknown threats, we need an arsenal of tools — diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines — that can be used broadly against a variety of pathogens.
Our own innate immune system can recognize the entire gamut of pathogens that inhabit the Earth — whether it has seen them before or not! Inspired by this complex and beautiful pattern recognition system, Mukundan and her colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory and elsewhere have developed a diagnostic approach that has the potential to be universally applicable for all pathogens. Mukundan will discuss this approach and other new tools in the fight against pathogens.
Frontiers in Science Talk:
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
Crossroads Bible Church
97 East Road, Los Alamos
Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W Palace Ave., Santa Fe
See the entire Los Alamos Reporter article at: Frontiers In Science: New Developments In Detecting Disease With Harshini Mukundan Sept. 15 And 16
Photo courtesy of LANL