Friday, January 22, 2016

January Science Cafe (1/26, 7pm): Dr. Stephen Dewhurst (UofR): "Viruses: From Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks to New Genetic Tools and Vaccines"

This Tuesday, January 26, at 7pm in the Community Room at the Pittsford PLaza Barnes and Noble, the Rochester Science Cafe will begin its Spring 2016 series with the following talk:

 Viruses: From Emerging Diseases and Outbreaks to New Genetic Tools and Vaccines
Dr. Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Research Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Dr. Dewhurst is Dean's Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1987, and performed postdoctoral training at Columbia University and at the Harvard School of Public Health, under the direction of Dr. Jim Mullins. His doctoral and postdoctoral work focussed on the pathogenesis of human and simian immunodeficiency viruses. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Rochester since 1990, and served as Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research at the URSMD from 2007 to 2009.
More information about the February-May cafes will be announced on Tuesday.

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