Title: How does HIV avoid host innate immune control and why does this matter?
Speaker: Dr.Richard Sloan
Introduction of speaker：Dr Richard Sloan is a tenure track lecturer at the Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh Institute and at the University of Edinburgh. Richard obtained his PhD degree from University College London (UCL) in 2007 and then undertook postdoctoral research at the McGill University AIDS Centre in Montreal. He started his own lab at Barts and The London School of Medicine in 2013, before moving up to Edinburgh University to continue his research in the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine. His research is in the field of intracellular innate immunity and seeks to understand how retroviruses such as HIV can be controlled by innate immune factors. More recently, he has also become interested in how endogenous retroelements in the human genome, such as LINE-1, may be similarly controlled by innate immune factors as occurs with infectious retroviruses like HIV. Collectively, this research may pave the way for new forms of antiviral therapy, provide molecular understanding of immunity and host cell biology, as well as explain patterns of patient disease susceptibility or retroviral zoonosis.
3:30pm, 10 April 2019, Wednesday
A203, ZJE Building, International Campus
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