Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture

Harnessing HIV-specific T cells to Eliminate Latent Viral Reservoirs

Dr. Mark Brockman

Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity, Simon Fraser University

When: Tuesday, January 21st, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Cullen Auditorium (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital

This free lecture series is geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff; however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A light lunch will be served

Dr. Mark Brockman is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity at Simon Fraser University. He received his PhD in Virology from Harvard University and pursued postdoctoral training in Immunology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research laboratory at SFU uses molecular and cell biology approaches to examine how HIV adapts to the host immune response and to investigate how this process influences pathogenesis. Ongoing studies in his group aim to understand the impact of HIV sequence polymorphisms on viral protein function and to assess the ability of diverse T cell receptor clonotypes to recognize HIV variants. His presentation will discuss recent results from his laboratory that contribute to a greater understanding of the antiviral activity of T cells and also outline current efforts in the field to harness T cells to eliminate latent HIV reservoirs as a potential strategy to cure infection.



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