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The Global AIDS Epidemic
The Women's Building
San Francisco, CA
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The Global AIDS Epidemic
Class Description:
SFSI is pleased to host a researcher from the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology for an informational evening focusing on the global AIDS epidemic.  The class will focus on global HIV infection rates and how these rates have changed over time as well as look at how infection rates in industrialized nations differ from those in developing nations.  We will also learn about current HIV/AIDS research and get a glimpse at what Scientists at the Gladstone Institute hope to accomplish in the upcoming year.  If you've ever wanted to learn about the Biology of the HIV virus and how exactly science is working to find a cure for AIDS, this is the class for you.

Presenter Bio:
Matthew Stremlau, PhD  is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology and the University of California, San Francisco. (http://www.gladstone.ucsf.edu/gladstone/site/givi/) Dr. Stremlau received a BS in chemistry from Haverford College and a PhD in biochemistry from Harvard University. He has extensive experience living and working in developing countries, including China and several African countries. He also has experience working closely with policy makers and public health experts in the United States and Africa.

In his research, Dr. Stremlau seeks to understand the genetic basis of natural resistance to HIV-1 and the ability to naturally suppress viral replication in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. As a graduate student at Harvard University, he discovered TRIM5Î, the primary block to HIV-1 infection in Old World monkey cells. His current research involves an examination of rare genetic variations among host restriction factors (e.g., APOBEC3 family members, TRIMÎ, and Tehterin) and differences in viral susceptibility among individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa.

He was a member of the Secretary of Stateâs Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary in 2008-09. He also served in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the Department of State in 2007-08.  He was a visiting scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology at Peking University in Beijing, China, in 2006-07.


The Women's Building
3543 18th ST
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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