Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
- February 18, 2021Source: Yale Medicine
Yale experts discuss mutations, masks, humidity, and more.
- February 15, 2021Source: Yale Medicine
New research suggests that saliva tests could help determine which COVID-19 patients should receive early treatment
- January 26, 2021Source: The New York Times
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.
- January 25, 2021Source: YaleNews
"Age and sex are where immunological changes intersect,” says Akiko Iwasaki, PhD. Over the past year, Iwasaki and her colleagues from around the globe have compiled a rich literature of research that reveals in detail these and other factors that make the virus more lethal for men.
- January 20, 2021
Genetics, gender, and even botched timing on the part of the immune response all appear important in the development of COVID-19. Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, is leading research to help us better predict who is likely to sail through a bout with COVID-19 and who may need targeted lifesaving care.
- January 13, 2021Source: Science Magazine
Researchers led by Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale, compared viral loads in saliva and NP swabs found that patients who developed severe disease, were hospitalized, or died were more likely to have had high virus loads in their saliva tests, but not in their NP swabs.
- December 13, 2020Source: The Guardian
Scientists find aberrant immune system in patients with virus could also be cause of ‘long Covid’
- October 29, 2020Source: Science
“Having to adapt to different situations throughout my life prepared me [for] a different virus,” says Akiko Iwasaki of Yale University.
- October 27, 2020
At the Top of Her Field, a COVID-19 Researcher Fights Back Against a Different Kind of Virus: Sexism and Power Imbalances in ScienceSource: STAT
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.