Dr Qian Zhang – Autoantibodies against type I IFNs in patients with life-threatening COVID-19 pneumonia

Event date
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Event time
1:00 PM
Event address
Online event



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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Qian Zhang  

Dr Qian Zhang
Research Associate, Rockefeller University, USA

Qian Zhang is a pediatrician who leads the influenza/COVID pneumonia team in the Casanova lab at Rockefeller University, USA.

Twitter: Qian Zhang @tutu_ZQ, Casanova Lab @casanova_lab
COVID Human Genetic Effort website: www.covidhge.com



Auto-Abs neutralising type I IFNs predate SARS-CoV-2 infection and sharply increase in prevalence after the age of 70 years. They account for about 20% of both critical COVID-19 cases in the over-80s, and total fatal COVID-19 cases.

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