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Perelman’s Weiss To Deliver Khoury Lecture, May 29

Dr. Weiss
Dr. Susan Weiss

Noted microbiologist Dr. Susan Weiss will deliver the annual Dr. George Khoury Lecture on May 29 at 2 p.m. ET. Titled “Coronavirus Activation and Antagonism of Interferon Signaling Pathways: From MHV to SARS-CoV-2.” The talk will be held in person in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10, and live online at

Part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS), the event honors the late Khoury, who was highly regarded as a superb scientist and caring mentor, and who served as chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology at the National Cancer Institute. 

Weiss is professor and vice chair of the department of microbiology and co-director of the Penn Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow and a current governor of the American Academy of Microbiology, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2023 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Continuing Medical Education credits will be available. More information about WALS is posted at

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