COVID 19 - The Next Wave

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


KMS and BioKansas partnered early in the COVID-19 pandemic to understand the implications of COVID-19 on manufacturing and be a resource for Kansas manufacturers.  As the partnership continues, both organizations are examining future impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.  

BioKansas is a preeminent life science organization and voice of the bioscience community in Kansas and the surrounding region. 

Sonia Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioKansas, will share her knowledge about COVID-19, including:

  • Background information related to genetics and viruses.
  • Resources from the region where individuals and companies can get information about disease rates and other information.
  • How COVID-19 has highlighted the important intersection between bioscience and manufacturing.

Join us for this informative webinar, as we discuss COVID-19 and its potential future impact to manufacturing. 


Sonia Hall - BioKansas
Sonia Hall is the President & Chief Executive Officer at BioKansas, a non-profit organization that aims to foster and support the regional bioscience ecosystem. She received her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence under the mentorship of Robert Ward. She continued her scientific training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School completing both research and academic administration postdocs. During her career, she has developed multiple educational outreach activities and programs, including co-founding Kansas DNA Day. Sonia has advocated for policy change to modernize graduate education and designed communication projects to highlight the important contributions of scientists with diverse life histories.

With her team at BioKansas, she continues her commitment to making careers in science and the paths toward them more equitable.