Location: Pelton Auditorium- Fred Hutch, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
Speaker: Alejandro Balazs, PhD from Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Title: Vectored Immunotherapy Against HIV Reveals 'Escapability' As A Key Aspect of Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Efficacy
Dr. Alejandro B. Balazs is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Principal Investigator at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Balazs received his PhD from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology prior to joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2014. He leads a laboratory that explores the fundamental mechanisms by which the immune system prevents the establishment of infection by employing immunological engineering as a tool to dissect the underpinnings of protection mediated by the natural immune system.
His group is focused on applying this understanding to the development and implementation of novel technologies to engineer immunity as an alternative approach towards preventing or treating infection.
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