At the Top of Her Field, a COVID-19 Researcher Fights Back Against a Different Kind of Virus: Sexism and Power Imbalances in Science
Virologist and immunologist Akiko Iwasaki has pivoted her work to Covid-19 amid the pandemic. She's also a prolific science communicator, especially on Twitter.
- October 27, 2020Source: Science
Until this year, Akiko Iwasaki had never had tubes of human blood delivered to her lab.
- October 16, 2020Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Medicine offers a guide to vaccine basics, ahead of potential COVID-19 vaccine approvals.
- October 01, 2020Source: Yale Daily News
Yale Professor of Immunology Akiko Iwasaki and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Gregg Gonsalves ’11 GRD ’17 were named on the “50 experts to trust in a pandemic” list. The list, curated by editors of the health and wellness publication “Elemental,” presents 50 professionals that people should follow on social media for evidence-based guidance during the pandemic.
- September 18, 2020Source: Medium
Whose advice should you follow to stay healthy and informed? The health and science experts on this list.
- September 10, 2020Source: New York Times
It’s not just the lungs — the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists led by Yale's Dr. Akiko Iwasaki reported.
- August 30, 2020Source: Ladders
Although women contract COVID-19 at a comparable rate as men, the latter is more likely to develop critical manifestations of the disease--irrespective of age or region. In fact, on balance, men are 60% more likely to succumb to COVID-19 than women.
- August 26, 2020
Investigators funded by Women’s Health Research at Yale have identified significant differences in how the immune systems of women and men respond to the virus that causes COVID-19.
- August 24, 2020Source: Vox
A 33-year-old man was confirmed to be reinfected with Covid-19. This likely isn’t as bad as it sounds.
- August 04, 2020Source: New York Times
Studies of patients with severe cases of Covid-19 show the immune system lacks its usual coordinated response.