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The Patient Parasite: How Toxoplasma has Taken Over the World

Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido discusses his lab’s latest findings on how parasites establish long-lived chronic infections in their hosts.

Live webinar with audience Q&A. Free and open to all.

Sebastian Lourido
Member, Whitehead Institute
Associate Professor of Biology, MIT
Latham Career Development Chair, MIT

As an undergraduate at Tulane University, Sebastian Lourido studied painting and print-making, at the same time as he learned about the fascinating systems and structures of the biological world. Though they initially seemed to require divergent career paths, the more science he learned, the more creativity he saw embodied in it. Eventually, he decided that being a scientist offered much of the creativity he had sought through the arts. Lourido earned his PhD in 2012 from Washington University in St. Louis in the lab of Dr. David Sibley. Subsequently, he was selected as a Whitehead Fellow and managed his own lab at the Institute until 2017 when he became a Whitehead Member and was appointed an assistant professor of biology at MIT.

Siniša Hrvatin
Member, Whitehead Institute
Assistant Professor of Biology, MIT

Hrvatin earned an AB in biochemical sciences and a PhD in stem cell and regenerative medicine from Harvard University; conducted postdoctoral research at MIT, then served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and an Instructor in Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School; and joined Whitehead Institute and the MIT faculty in January 2022. Hrvatin is co-founder of ReadCube, a technology company that serves millions of researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations by providing access to scientific literature and reference management tools.

  • Date

    October 20, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Location

    256 Austin Street #2, Newton, 02465, 1

  • Cost