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2017 Merle A. Sande Memorial Lecture

Merle Sande Memorial Lecture
Recognize World AIDS Day with this year’s Merle A. Sande Memorial Lecture by Stephen Goff, PhD
“Transcriptional Silencing of Retroviral DNAs in Embryonic Cells”
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Mahley Auditorium

Come hear from a world-class expert in the molecular biology of retrovirus replication, tyrosine kinases, and signal transduction pathways.

Stephen Goff, PhD, is the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry with appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also an HHMI Investigator.

Goff’s studies have defined the functions of many viral gene products, characterized host proteins that are exploited by the viruses, and identified new restriction factors that act to block virus replication.

Space will be limited to the first 150 Gladstone or USCF community members.

About the Merle A. Sande Memorial Lecture

This lectureship was established to honor Merle A. Sande, MD, former chief of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and vice-chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Sande was a leading American infectious-diseases expert whose early recognition of the looming public health crisis posed by AIDS led to the development of basic protocols for how to handle infected patients. 

During his 15-year tenure at SFGH, Sande created a humane and cost-effective treatment program, including the first in-patient unit in the world dedicated to the care of patients with AIDS. Early during the AIDS epidemic, he and his colleagues established and articulated the principles of infection control, now known as “universal precautions.” Research findings generated at SFGH provided the base and structure for many of the clinical trials that have shaped the therapy for this disease.

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