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  • 4/19/2017
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
    VICB Seminar, Peter Kim, Stanford University, 'Preventing Diseases with Vaccines'

      The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) presents Dr. Peter Kim, Stanford University, "Preventing Diseases with Vaccines"

    Research Overview:
    We are studying the mechanism of viral membrane fusion and its inhibition by drugs and antibodies. We use the HIV envelope protein (gp120/gp41) as a model system. Some of our studies are aimed at creating an HIV vaccine that elicits antibodies against a transient, but vulnerable, intermediate in the membrane-fusion process, called the pre-hairpin intermediate. We are also interested in protein surfaces that are referred to as "non-druggable".

    Contact: Michelle Armstrong

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