AIDS: From Beginning to End

AIDS: From Beginning to End
Date: 
July 24, 2014 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

Has AIDS ended? What does Dr. Phillip Murphy 75 mean by the beginning to end of AIDS? Find out as Dr. Phillip Murphy 75 discusses the history of AIDS and his research on the disease.

Dr. Phillip Murphy 75 is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (LMI) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Murphy has spent his entire research career at NIAID, starting in 1985 as a Medical Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation. He was promoted to Senior Investigator with tenure in 1992, to Chief of the Molecular Signaling Section in 1997, and to Chief of LMI in 2006.

Dr. Murphys research has focused on leukocyte chemotactic receptors, from their basic molecular and biologic properties to their roles in human disease. His laboratorys accomplishments include discovery of 1) the first neutrophil-, monocyte- and eosinophil-selective chemoattractant receptors, 2) the family of N-formylpeptide receptors, 3) the first virally-encoded chemokine receptors, 4) the HIV coreceptor CCR5 and the HIV genetic restriction factor CCR5Δ32, 5) the role of CCR5 in West Nile virus pathogenesis; and 6) the role of CX3CR1 in atherogenesis. More recently, he has initiated a clinical program to develop mechanism-based therapy targeting the chemokine receptor CXCR4 in a rare immunodeficiency disorder known as WHIM syndrome, and has pioneered studies to define the role of chemoattractant receptors on non-hematopoietic cells and in behavior.

Dr. Murphy serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals, and has published over 260 peer-reviewed articles. He has trained over 40 investigators, many of whom are recognized experts in their fields. Murphy has also received numerous patents and awards including the NIAID Mentor of the Year Award, the NIH Directors Award (twice), and has had several papers selected as Classics by Science magazine, amongst many other awards.

Location: Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol St. NW, Room TBD
Closest Metro: Union Station (Red Line)
Attendance Limit: 12

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