Penn Center for AIDS Research

Penn CFAR Seminar Series

Each academic year, the Penn CFAR's Administrative Core coordinates a monthly Seminar Series. Outside speakers from the clinical, behavioral and basic sciences are invited to give talks on the many topics surrounding HIV/AIDS research and the pandemic/epidemic.

Past CFAR Seminar Series

Penn CFAR Seminar Series 2017 - 2018

Tuesday Sept. 19th, 2017 HIV vaccinology in mice with digression on nucleic acid sensing.

4:00 to 5:00 pm

David Nemazee, Ph.D.

Austrian Auditorium Professor, Department of Immunology
Clinical Research Building The Scripps Research Institute
  Co-Sponsored with the Institute for Immunology

*Special Seminar*

Monday Sept. 25th, 2017

How structural insights into HIV-1 and paramyxovirus envelope trimers can inform vaccine design.

11:00 to 12:30 pm

Guillaume B.E. Stewart-Jones, D.Phil

Room 251 Research Scientist, Vaccine Research Center
Biomedical Research Building National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Wednesday Sept. 27th, 2017 Informatics Strategies for improving the health of persons living with & at-risk for HIV.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Rebecca Schnall, Ph.D., RN

Room 116 Mary Dickey Lindsay Assistant Professor of Disease,
Prevention and Health Promotion
Fagin Hall Columbia University School of Nursing
  Co-Sponsored with the Penn School of Nursing
Thursday Nov. 2nd, 2017 Basic and clinical pharmacology of antiretroviral drugs; HIV protease inhibitors and entry inhibitors.

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Charles W. Flexner, M.D.

Location TBD Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
  Johns Hopkins University
  Co-Sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds
Thursday Nov. 30th, 2017 (Title to come)
12:00 to 1:00 pm

Chris Beyrer, M.D., MPH

Location TBD Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Helath and Human Rights
  Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  Co-Sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds
Thursday Dec. 7th, 2017 Social determinants of health: Structural inequality, mass incarceration, and HIV/AIDS
1:30 to 2:30 pm Kim Blankenship, Ph.D

Austrian Auditorium

Professor of Sociology and Founding Director, Center on Health, Risk and Society

Clinical Research Building American University, Department of Sociology,
  Co-Sponsored with the Penn School of Nursing
Thursday Jan. 11th, 2018

Role of Transmission in Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

9:00 to 10:00 am

Neel Gandhi, M.D.

Location TBD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Global Health and Infectious Diseases

  Emory University
  Co-Sponsored with the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Wednesday Jan. 24th, 2018 (Title to come)
12:00 to 1:00 pm

John Moore, M.A., Ph.D

Austrian Auditorium

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Clinical Research Building Weill Cornell Medical College
  Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology
Wednesday Feb. 14th, 2018 Early Infancy Gut Microbiome is linked to the Immune Response against HIV Envelope Vaccination of Newborn Rhesus Macaques.
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Sallie Permar, M.D.

Austrian Auditorium Professor, Pediatrics, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Clinical Research Building Duke University,  Human Vaccine Institute
  Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology


*Special Seminar*

Thursday March 8th, 2018

(Title to come)
1:00 to 2:00 pm Sharon Lewin, Ph.D
Gaulton Auditorium Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Biomedical Research Building The University of Melbourne
Tuesday April 17th, 2018 (Title to come)
4:00 to 5:00 pm Rafick Sekaly, Ph.D
Location TBD

Co-director and Scientific Director of VGTI–Florida and Scientific Director of Basic Research and Strategic Planning; Director of the Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology for the University of Montreal Hospital Centre's Research Centre

  Co-Sponsored with the Institute for Immunology
Wednesday May 9th, 2018 (Title to come)
12:00 to 1:00 pm Walter Mothes, Ph.D.
Austrian Auditorium Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis
Clinical Research Building Yale School of Medicine
  Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology