TRAC Seminar Series

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 12pm - 1pm ET
On the interface between chemical kinetics and population biology: How to design drug dosing strategies
Speaker: Pia Abel-zur Wiesch, PhD

Please join us for the weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 or via Zoom

“On the interface between chemical kinetics and population biology: How to design drug dosing strategies”

Pia Abel-zur Wiesch, PhD

Pia Abel-zur Wiesch received her PhD from ETH Zurich under the mentorship of Sebastian Bonhoeffer, and was awarded a medal for completing an outstanding thesis in 2011. From 2012 through 2015, she completed postdoctoral work with Ted Cohen at Harvard and Yale, with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2015 through 2017, she held a role as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Public Health. During this time and through 2020, she acted as a Young Associate Investigator with the EMBL Network, based at Norwegian Arctic University in Tromsø. In 2016 she was awarded the Young Research Talent Award by the Norwegian Research Council, including grant funding of ~1million USD, and in 2018 was awarded a “starting grant” of 2.3 million USD by philanthropist Trond Mohn. She participated and participates in four Horizon 2020 EU Consortia. In 2020 and 2021, she held position of Associate Professor of Biology and Early Career Chair of Systems Pharmacology, at Penn State University. She then joined the Norwegian National COVID response and is now a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, an Affiliate Professor at the University of Siegen, Germany and an Academic Affiliate at Penn State.

The October TRAC Seminar Series on Computational Models in TB” is presented by the Bioinformatics, Modeling & Biostatistics Core.

Join via Zoom – **New link w/ Passcode**
Meeting ID: 995 1260 5810
Passcode: 107907

RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, 10/25 by 12pm.