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From SARS, MERS to COVID-19: Understanding of Interspecies Transmission of Bat Coronaviruses

March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics (DMBMG) and the Public Health Research Institute at New Jersey Medical School are hosting an invited speaker seminar on Tuesday, March 23, at 12 noon.

Zhengli Shi, PhD, is a professor at the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She will give an overview of the distribution, genetic evolution, and interspecies transmission of bat coronaviruses, particularly focusing on bat SARS-related coronaviruses.

Hua Zhu, PhD, associate professor in DMBMG, is hosting the seminar.

Online via Zoom

Free and open to the public. Access the Zoom webinar here (meeting ID: 972 2560 0087; password: 546758; phone dial-in: 646-558-8656). For more information, contact Dr. Zhu at

This event is not being recorded. Inquiries about the presentation can be directed to Dr. Shi at Wuhan Institute of Virology.


March 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
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