Please join us to hear Dr. Ted Reid's insights on science in society in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, he will help us answer three crucial questions:
1. What has the current pandemic taught us about the role of science in society?
2. What has the virus taught us about our life with viruses and other microorganisms?
3. How does the COVID-19 virus work and how can we develop drugs and vaccines to treat it?
Dr. Ted Reid is currently a Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with appointments in Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His main area of research is Drug Design. He is currently working on drugs for antimicrobials, anticancer, wound healing, and antimicrobial coatings for medical devices.
His Ph.D. was from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Chemistry. He then did a postdoctoral in Biochemistry/Drug Design at the University of Colorado. He was an Associate Professor at Yale University, 1970-1984; a Professor at the University of California, Davis, 1984-1990; and then a Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1990-2020.
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