Meetings and Educational Events

723rd Monthly Meeting- Eastern PA Branch American Society of Microbiology - Dec 17 2012

723rd Monthly Meeting

Co-Sponsored by the Student Chapter,  Eastern PA Branch ASM

Monday, December 17, 2012

Featured Speaker

Janet  Siliciano, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

"Curing HIV-1 Infection: How Close Are We?"

The slow decay of the latent reservoir in resting CD4+ T-cells is a major barrier to eradication of HIV infection.   However, recent developments, including the  cure of a single patient, have led to renewed optimism that the reservoir can be eliminated.  The current status of eradication research will be discussed.

Program Itinerary

4pm- Student Presentations

Aoife Roche, PhD,  Laboratory of Jeff Weiser, University of Pennsylvania
Albert Sylvester,  Laboratory of Michele Kutzler,  Drexel University College of Medicine

5pm- Reception

6pm- Featured Speaker

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Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA

Discount Parking at the Jefferson Lot,  entrance on 11st north of Locust St.