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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 2013 - 2014

Wed, Sept 18 Engineering better HIV antibodies using structure-based design
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Pamela J. Bjorkman, PhD
Max Delbruck Professor of Biology and Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology & HIV Grand Rounds
   
Wed, Oct 16 Not Always as Expected: Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Viral Infections
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Ulrich H. von Andrian, MD
Mallinckrodt Professor of Immunopathology
Harvard Medical School
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology
   
Mon, Dec 16 The good, the bad and the ugly: Immune effectors in human chronic virus infection and therapy
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
123C, Abramson Research Ceenter
Lishan Su, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina
Co-Sponsored with the Gene Therapy and Vaccine Program at Penn and the Center for Cellular & Molecular Therapeutics at CHOP
   
Tues, Jan 28 The ying and yang of HIV-specific CD4 T cell responses
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Hendrik Streeck, MD, PhD
Chief, Cellular Immunology Section
Principal Investigator
U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)
Co-Sponsored with the Immunology Graduate Group
   
Tues, Feb 4
Immunological and Virological Mechanisms of Vaccine-Induced Protection From SIV Acquisition
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Mario Roederer, PhD
Chief, ImmunoTechnology Section
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID
Co-Sponsored with the Immunology Graduate Group
 
Wed, Feb 19
A CCR5-mimetic sulfopeptide converts CD4-Ig to an exceptionally broad and potent inhibitor of HIV-1 entry
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Michael Farzan, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
The Scripps Research Institiute
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology
 
Thurs, Apr 10 Microbes for HIV Prevention in Women: Gels, Films, Rings and MPTs
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Smilow Center for Translational Research, Floor 12, Room 146AB
Sharon Hillier, PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Co-Sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds
 
Wed, Apr 16 Novel animal models for HIV/AIDS
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Austrian Auditorium,
Clinical Research Building
Theodora Hatziioannou, PhD
Associate Professor
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Co-Sponsored with the Department of Microbiology
 
Thurs, May 15 Inflammatory damage to lymphatic structures in HIV infection and the impact on pathogenesis
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Class of '62, JMB
Timothy Schacker, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Co-Sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds
   
Thurs, June 5 HIV prevention paradigms: How far are we?
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Class of '62, JMB
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, NYU
Associate Dean for Research, NYU Global Institute of Public Health
Co-Sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds
   
Thurs, June 19 Developmental Pilot Award Highlights Seminar
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
252 BRB II/III
Jean Scholz, Ph.D.
"BLyS-mediated modulation of the neutralizing antibody response"
Deirdre Sawinski, M.D.
"Kidney transplant outcomes in patients with HIV or HCV infection"