Eric Verdin, MD
President and CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Recorded: Wednesday, April 15th
Join Eric Verdin, live Wednesday, April 15th, as he shares his perspective on how to think about, deal with, and potentially treat the COVID-19 pandemic.
President and CEO of the Buck since November 2016, Eric was previously associate director and senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology and has held faculty positions at the University of Brussels, the National Institutes of Health, and the Picower Institute for Medical Research.
Eric is also currently a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. A native of Belgium, he earned his MD from the University of Liege and completed additional training at Harvard Medical School.
The Verdin lab focuses on how nutrition modulates immune system aging. In response to the current pandemic, the lab is now researching the over-active innate immune response implicated in many deaths from COVID-19. Eric is leading an international collaborative team which is investigating the role of metabolism and evaluating 69 potential drugs that act on molecular targets of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“The Buck wants to understand the biology at play in the virus’s host organism – humans.
Help shape the upcoming conversation.
In his session, Dr. Verdin will respond to the questions registered attendees sent in through this page, in the live discussion and social media.
Why does this virus hit the lungs so severely? (is there anything I can do now to get them in shape?)
What medications we are currently taking may be problematical or helpful for COVID-19 avoidance?
I have heard that there are often HARMFUL ingredients in vaccines. Do you know about that?