It is really fantastic to keep hosting such prominent NIH scientists as they find their way onto North Haven St to speak with the public. This Friday promises another wild ride as we welcome leading immunologist Jonathan W Yewdell Md/PhD Chief, Cellular Biology Section of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases of the National Institute of Alergy and Infectious Diseases. In Dr Yewdell's words:
"Viruses, the tiniest speck of genes wrapped in the thinnest of skins, pose an ever present threat to cellular organisms, including us. Thanks to the evolution of the vertebrate immune system, we have many effective mechanisms for dealing with viruses. And thanks to our nervous system, we are smart enough to devise vaccines to deal with the viruses we cannot control without medical intervention. I will discuss the remarkable David and Goliath battle between virus and host, though who is David and who is Goliath depends on your point of view."
Once again another high quality discussion that you just don't get everywhere, in a very relaxed and intimate setting. The public is welcome. Of course it is free, but you know nothing is really free. Please donate, especially if you think that it's a good thing to host events like this. Please RSVP HERE.
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