April 14, 2000

Lamb Center symposium set

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Dr. Martin Sandler

A symposium highlighting new discoveries in viral pathogenesis will be held in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth B. Lamb Center for Pediatric Research on Tuesday, April 18.

The symposium will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 214 Light Hall.

Speakers will include:

• Michael G. Rossmann, Ph.D., Hanley Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, “Interaction of Simple Viruses with Cellular Receptors.”

• Dr. Dan R. Littman, Kimmell Professor of Molecular Immunology and Coordinator of the Program in Molecular Pathogenesis at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University Medical Center, “Towards a Molecular Understanding of HIV Pathogenesis.”

• Dr. Michael B.A. Oldstone, professor at The Scripps Research Institute, “Molecular Basis and Consequence of Viral Persistence.”

The Lamb Center is an interdisciplinary research unit combining interests in infectious diseases, microbiology, and immunology.

It houses the laboratories of Drs. Terence Dermody, Mark Denison, and Greg Wilson, and is located within the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease. The Lamb Center was established by George and Elizabeth Lamb of Durham, N.C.