Friday ID Conference: “Humoral Immunity Benchmarks for Advancing HIV-1 Vaccine Candidates”

Georgia TomarasThis talk is a part of our friday morning CFAR/IGHID Friday ID Conference Series.

“Humoral Immunity Benchmarks for Advancing HIV-1 Vaccine Candidates”
Georgia Tomaras, Ph.D.
Duke Human Vaccine Institute

November 14, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics
UNC Campus

Dr. Georgia Tomaras is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center. She is the P.I. of the Laboratory of Immune Responses and Virology, Director of the DHVI Training Program, and Associate Director of Research for the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. She is Associate Director for the HIV Vaccine Trial Network Laboratory Center (Duke PI) and Director of the Duke CFAR Immunology Core. Research in the Tomaras lab focuses on understanding the ontogeny and anti-HIV activity of cellular and humoral immune responses as well as the identification of HIV-1 humoral immune correlates.

Special Note: This Friday Morning Conference event will be presented as an NCATEC training, and advanced registration is requested. Register here.

Friday ID Conference: “Complications of HIV Infection: It’s Complicated”

PalellaThis talk is a part of our friday morning CFAR/IGHID Friday ID Conference Series.

“Complications of HIV Infection: It’s Complicated”
Frank Palella Jr. MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

October 31, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics
UNC Campus

Dr. Palella is the Potocsnak Chair of Medicine at Northwestern. His research focuses on the natural history, clinical outcomes, responses to therapy and complications of HIV disease. He wrote a landmark article documenting dramatic reductions in AIDS-associated deaths and opportunistic disease as a consequence of highly active antiretroviral therapy use. The article is the most cited in HIV/AIDS literature. He serves as the principal investigator or co-investigator of several studies, many funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Palella has been on Northwestern’s faculty in the division of infectious diseases since 1992. He is a Northwestern alumnus, having completed his undergraduate degree, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Northwestern.

Special Note: This Friday Morning Conference event will be presented as an NCATEC training, and advance registration is requested. Register here.

For questions about registration or general questions about the NCATEC, please contact michele_bailey@med.unc.edu.