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 2016 - 2017

Coming Soon:

Zolla Pazner Seminar

Thursday Sept. 29th, 2016 Understanding HIV Reactivation from Latency.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 252
Biomedical Research Building

Professor Miles Davenport
Head, Infection Analytics Program
Kirby Institute
University of New South Wales
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

Thursday Oct. 27th, 2016

Targeting the Variable Loops of the HIV Envelope for Induction of Protective Antibodies.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class of '62 Auditorium,
John Morgan Building

Susan Zolla Pazner, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Mount Sinai Medical School

Wednesday Nov. 16th, 2016 Harnessing Transcriptional ‘Noise’ for HIV-latency Reversal and Generalized Cell-fate Control.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building

Leor Weinberger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Gladstone Institute of Virology &Immunology
The University of California, San Francisco
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

Wednesday Dec. 14th, 2016 Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV/AIDS.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building

Hans Peter Kiem, M.D., Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Endowed Chair for Cell and Gene Therapy
Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Program
Associate Head of Transplantation Biology
Professor of Medicine / Oncology and Pathology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Associate Head, Heme Malignancy Program UW / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

Tuesday Feb.14th, 2017

Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jesus Ramirez- Valles Ph.D

Location TBD

Professor and Director, Community Health Sciences

  University of Ilinois at Chicago
Thursday Feb. 23rd, 2017 Social Rank Impacts the Pathogenesis of SIV Infection and Response to ART.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ann Chahroudi, M.D., Ph.D

Location TBD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

  Emory University
Tuesday March 7th, 2017 (Title To Come)
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facundo Batista, Ph.D.

Location TBD Professor
  Harvard Medical School


Wednesday April 5th, 2017 (Title To Come)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Penny Moore, Ph.D.
Location TBD Senior Scientist, Centre for HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Thursday March 23rd, 2017 (Title To Come)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Jared Baeten, M.D., Ph.D.
Location TBD Vice Chair, Global Health
Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
  University of Washington