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Coronavirus 101: Join us for a live interview with a Texas expert on what you need to know

4 weeks 23 hours 2 minutes ago Thursday, March 12 2020 Mar 12, 2020 March 12, 2020 6:28 AM March 12, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic
By: The Texas Tribune

Join us for a live interview answering the most pressing questions about the coronavirus and Texas with Jason McLellan, an associate professor of molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and a leading expert on the coronavirus. The interview will be moderated by The Texas Tribune’s Alana Rocha.

McLellan has led a team of researchers in creating the first 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells — a critical breakthrough toward developing a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus. McLellan has previously studied at the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center, and he and his McLellan Lab team have years of experience studying SARS and MERS — viruses that are in the same family as the new coronavirus and that have caused outbreaks in the past.

Need to keep tabs on the latest coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup has you covered.

This conversation will be livestreamed from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday here and on our social media channels, and we’ll be asking McLellan your most pressing questions on the coronavirus outbreak in real time. Submit your questions above or tweet us using the hashtag #AskTrib.

This series of virtual events is presented by Community Health Choice, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. This individual event is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Tribune events are supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. 

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