The GMGI Science Hour: COVID-19 – Learning from Patients

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Walker, Founding Director of the Ragon Institute

Dr. Walker, Founding Director of the Ragon Institute, a pioneering virus researcher at MGH, and an expert on viruses and the immune system discusses his firsthand experience treating patients with HIV and COVID-19. While working in Africa in the peak of the HIV outbreak, Dr. Walker focused on the how the patients’ immune systems reacted to the disease, enabling him and his team to develop optimal treatments. Dr. Walker is using his experience with HIV to assist in the fight against COVID-19, alongside GMGI Co-founder David Walt, on the Massachusetts Consortium for Pathogen Readiness.