LAX Lecture 2019

Monday, June 24th 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for this free scientific lecture on innovations in HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention, held each year in memory of leading AIDS activist Jonathan Lax. This event is one of the only AIDS Education Month Events that is available by invitation only. For more information on how to get a seat at this year’s Lax Lecture, check back for more information closer to June.

Speaker

Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Physician, The Rockefeller University

Nussenzweig’s laboratory studies the molecular aspects of the immune system’s innate and adaptive responses using a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. For work on adaptive immunity, he focuses on B lymphocytes and antibodies to HIV-1, while his studies of innate immunity focus on dendritic cells.


Location Details

The Wistar Institute

Location Address

3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Info

215-898-3700

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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