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MIT Sex Differences Series

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January 19, 2022

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On January 19, 2022, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will kick off a new series of discussions and seminars called “SeXX and Immunity.” These sessions will explore our understanding of sex differences and sex dimorphism in relation to immune responses and how presentations of infectious diseases differ based on biology.

The first session will feature Dr. Sabra Klein of Johns Hopkins University, for a talk titled “SeXX matters for viral infection and vaccination.” Sabra Klein, PhD, is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She holds joint appointments in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and International Health and participates in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

This event offers both in-person and virtual opportunities. In-person attendees will enjoy a poster session, networking, snacks, beverages, and t-shirts. If you are unable to attend in person, please select the virtual attendance option at registration. The in-person January 19 event will also include a poster session to initiate lively conversation and collaborations between local researchers and clinicians working on all aspects of gynecology, infection, immune responses with an interest in better understanding how sexual dimorphisms manifest in these areas. The event will also have e-posters, where speakers can give mini presentations at and showcase their research.



January 19, 2022