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Frontiers in Science Lectures

The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

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Toward a world without AIDS: Developing a vaccine against HIV

Bette Korber, Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow

Bette KorberOur immune system precisely targets and eliminates pathogens when we get an infection, and our immune cells have a remarkable capacity to “remember” such an encounter, acquiring protection that can last a lifetime. Vaccines work by tapping into this immunological memory. But what happens when the immune response faces a highly variable pathogen, such as HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), which evolves so rapidly that virtually every infection is different?

Join Bette Korber, R&D Magazine’s 2018 Scientist of the Year, as she discusses viruses and vaccines, and her work on innovative HIV vaccine designs that trigger an immune response that can “remember” and recognize a virus that is constantly changing.

Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
Duane Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos

Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College (Jemez Rooms)
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe

Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque