Like many of us, NCATS postbac Alex Renn has had an unexpected crash course in COVID-19. He presented his team’s work on April 20, 2020, at the NCATS annual postbac poster day event that for the first time went online. His poster described a state-of-the-art screening technique to develop antibodies effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Postbac Poster Day is a yearly tradition marked by the familiar sight of crowded halls of postbacs, all professionally dressed and eager to share their hard work—via colorful posters—with family, friends, and colleagues. This year, however, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the United States, large gatherings of all kinds were prohibited. But the three-day poster day event took place after all—virtually.