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Ron Strauss, DMD, PhD


Dr. Ronald P. Strauss is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer. He holds joint appointments in three schools…

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Caressa White


Caressa connects the CFAR to communities and community agencies. She actively aids CFAR investigators in translating research results back to the community…

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Danielle Strauss

Outreach Coordinator

Danielle designs and develops the CFAR’s dissemination and communications strategies to foster knowledge-sharing, partnership, and collaboration…

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Join us for this talk from the UNC HIV Cure Seminar Series:

"Targeting the HIV/pDC/IFN-I Axis to Reverse Hyper-Inflammation, to Recover Anti-HIV-1 T Cells and to Reduce HIV-1 Reservoirs"

Lishan Su, PhD, Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine

Feb. 23, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics, UNC Campus See MoreSee Less

11 hours ago

Please join us for this informative and timely presentation:

The Trump Administration and the New Congress: Challenges for the HIV/AIDS Community

A Talk By Jesse Milan Jr., JD
President and Chief Executive Officer
AIDS United

Friday, February 17
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
BCBSNC Foundation Auditorium
Michael Hooker Research Center
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Milan, leader of AIDS United, a national organization focused on grant making, policy and capacity building, has lived with HIV for more than 30 years. A recognized global leader, he serves on the Gillings School dean’s advisory council, as chair emeritus of the Black AIDS Institute board of directors, and on the scientific advisory board for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Recently, he served as an expert consultant on projects related to HIV for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NMAC, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Join us this friday for the CFAR/ID conference!

"Identification of Novel BET Bromodomain Inhibitors for HIV Eradication"

Jian Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Feb. 10, 2017
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics
UNC Campus

As a molecular virologist, Dr. Zhu has had more than 10 years experience in studying both herpesviruses and HIV. His research is particularly interested in recognizing novel host machineries that regulate viral life cycle and contribute to viral pathogenesis, and further investigating the molecular mechanisms underlining their functions.

To achieve this goal, Dr. Zhu and his team have developed and employed cutting-edge systematic approaches,
including proteomic and functional genomic tools, to unbiasedly identify previously unappreciated host genes
that regulate viral transcription, transition of latency and reactivation, and viral oncogenesis. Novel host genes
are further studied thoroughly in his lab using classic approaches such as virology, cellular and molecular
biology. The long-term goal of Dr. Zhu’s lab is to comprehensively study host-virus relationships at multiple levels (genetically, biochemically, and serologically), as well as to improve these studies to a more quantitative, dynamic and in vivo situation.

Refreshments will be served! See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago