Start Date

1-12-2022 4:00 PM

End Date

1-12-2022 5:30 PM

Location

Knight Auditorium

Description

How the deadliest plague of the 20th century changed everything -diagnosis, detection, blood supply, clearance, culturing, and vaccine attempts: from the pioneer who led the charge. Robert Gallo M.D., a world-renowned scientist cofounded and today directs the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). Gallo’s team co-discovered and proved that HIV caused AIDS and developed an HIV blood that would clear the world’s blood supplies of HIV/AIDS. His discovery in 1996 that chemokine blocked HIV led to the genetic detection of CCR5-∆32, a common DNA variant that prevents HIV infection in genetic carriers. His stunning career catapulted human medicine to viral discovery, treatment, and prevention. Gallo, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine is the recipient of numerous international awards for his research. Robert Gallo has no comparable peers in his prescient leadership around human viral disease.

Presentation Type

Marketing Flyer

Presenter's Webpage

https://www.ihv.org/about/About-Dr-Robert-C-Gallo/

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Dec 1st, 4:00 PM Dec 1st, 5:30 PM

HIV-AIDS from emergence, HIV discovery, terror, and translation

Knight Auditorium

How the deadliest plague of the 20th century changed everything -diagnosis, detection, blood supply, clearance, culturing, and vaccine attempts: from the pioneer who led the charge. Robert Gallo M.D., a world-renowned scientist cofounded and today directs the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). Gallo’s team co-discovered and proved that HIV caused AIDS and developed an HIV blood that would clear the world’s blood supplies of HIV/AIDS. His discovery in 1996 that chemokine blocked HIV led to the genetic detection of CCR5-∆32, a common DNA variant that prevents HIV infection in genetic carriers. His stunning career catapulted human medicine to viral discovery, treatment, and prevention. Gallo, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine is the recipient of numerous international awards for his research. Robert Gallo has no comparable peers in his prescient leadership around human viral disease.