Developing effective therapies and vaccines against COVID-19 requires translational preclinical animal models.
Our webinar presented by Dr. Terina Martinez, Field Application Scientist at Taconic Biosciences, presents a high-level overview of the animal models suitable for COVID-19 research along with a deeper dive into specific mouse models for studies of SARS-CoV-2 disease pathogenesis and screening of therapeutics and vaccines.
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Dr. Terina Martinez is a Field Application Scientist with Taconic Biosciences, and has deep expertise in target validation, animal model generation and characterization, and optimization of preclinical study design. Terina earned her doctorate degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and did postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh focusing on mechanisms of neuroinflammation and the role of the immune system in neurodegeneration. Prior to joining Taconic, Terina was with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, where she served as Senior Associate Director for Research Programs and led the Foundation’s Preclinical Tools and Animal Models, Inflammation, and Emerging Targets programs.
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