The Research in Progress Seminar Series (RIPSS) invites you to attend this special talk featuring Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, Ph.D., Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Dr. Baltimore will discuss strategies in “Preventing the Spread of HIV by Programing Muscle Cells to Make Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies.” The seminar will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 20 in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium.
About Dr. Baltimore
David Baltimore is an American biologist, university administrator, and Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He served as president of Caltech from 1997 to 2006. He also served as president of Rockefeller University from 1990 to 1991, and was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007.
In 1975, at the age of 37, he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Howard Temin and Renato Dulbecco. The citation reads, “for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.” At the time, Baltimore’s greatest contribution to virology was his discovery of reverse transcriptase (RTase or RT). Reverse transcriptase is essential for the reproduction of retroviruses such as HIV and was also discovered independently, and at about the same time, by Mizutani and Temin.
This seminar is made possible by the generous funds from the Knight Cancer Institute and Cell & Developmental Biology