Understanding Coronavirus: Airborne Transmission and Vaccine Development

The information about coronavirus and COVID-19 is coming at us quickly and is sometimes hard to understand. Join PCW in discussion with two experts from our Princeton community to breakdown current knowledge about airborne transmission of disease and the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Andrew Persily *82, is an expert on indoor air quality and ventilation. As we all will be spending more time inside this winter, Dr. Persily can help us understand the importance of building airflows in terms of viral exposure and some strategies for improving ventilation to reduce these exposures.

Dr. Michelle Crank '01, is an expert in human immunology and vaccinology. The rapid development of multiple vaccines against coronavirus is leaving many of us wondering if the vaccines will be safe and effective. Dr. Crank will help us understand the normal vaccine development process and review current candidates in development for a coronavirus vaccine.

During this 1.5 hour session both of our speakers will give brief presentations for the non-experts! We will leave plenty of time for Q&A. You will leave the session with important knowledge to cope with the pandemic this winter.

Please read more about Dr. Persily here and about Dr. Crank here


When: Tuesday, December 15th (7:00 - 8:30 PM)


Where: Zoom (to be provided after registration)


RSVP: Click here to register.


If you have any questions about this event, please email PCW: princetonclubofwashington@gmail.com.