Jeffrey Lifson speaks with Larry Arthur at an event

As a deadly mystery disease with an unknown etiology caused worldwide panic in the early 1980s and quickly became an epidemic, Dr. Jeffrey Lifson was right in the middle of it. 

He was a recent medical school graduate and cellular immunology fellow at Stanford Medical School where he saw early cases of what would become known as AIDS.

Christine Fennessey

Christine Fennessey, Ph.D., scientist I and manager of the Viral Evolution Core, AIDS and Cancer Virus Program, has received one of the awards in the 2018 Leidos Technical Publications Competition for a paper describing a novel method for studying simian immunodeficiency virus.

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A new study led by investigators from the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research in collaboration with colleagues from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) utilizing a nonhuman primate model infected with Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) could have significant implications for future research into the prevention and potential cure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). 

Christine Fennessey

Congratulations are in order for the Frederick National Lab’s Christine Fennessey, Ph.D., who was one of the recipients of the IAS/ANRS Lange-van Tongeren Prize for Young Investigators at the 2017 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.

Four recent studies have given the scientific community a better understanding of how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) establishes and maintains itself in an infected individual and how antibody therapy may help prevent or fight the disease.