Past Event

Infectious Cures: Hijacking Viruses to Overcome Disease

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 12:00pm

Infectious Cures: Hijacking Viruses to Overcome Disease

Leor Weinberger, Ph.D.; Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
Shannon Bennett, Ph.D.; Associate Curator of Microbiology, California Academy of Sciences (host)

Everywhere, viruses such as HIV compete with their hosts in an evolutionary arms race – building resistance to the latest therapies in order to maintain their deadly hold on our species. What if we could turn HIV on its head by hijacking the very virus that ravages the body, and transforming it into a cure?

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
$15 standard, $5 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the inaugural science festival, Brilliant!Science: Decoding Human Health, brought to you by the California Academy of Sciences and the Gladstone Institutes