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Mechanisms of Memory NK Cell Induction by HIV/SIV Infection and Vaccination

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
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8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Dr. R. Keith Reeves

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute Presents a Special Seminar Entitled:
"Mechanisms of Memory NK Cell Induction by HIV/SIV Infection and Vaccination" By Dr. R. Keith Reeves.

Dr. R. Keith Reeves is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research (CVVR) of BIDMC. He is also the Director of the Harvard CFAR Advanced Technologies Core, Director of the CVVR Flow Cytometry Core and an Associate Member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Dr. Reeves obtained his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Patricia Fultz at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2007 where his work focused on plasmacytoid dendritic cells as a mediator of inflammation in lentivirus infections. Dr. Reeves then completed his postdoctoral work and was junior faculty at the New England Primate Research Center of Harvard Medical School where his studies focused on natural killer (NK) cell biology in nonhuman primates. He has published extensively in this field providing some of the most comprehensive analyses of NK cells and innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in HIV, SIV, and HCV infections to date, including the first characterization of memory NK cells in any primate species. Dr. Reeves' research, largely supported by individual and consortia grants from NIAID, NIDCR, and amfAR, currently focuses on harnessing NK cells in the context of vaccines and antiviral therapeutics for HIV, CMV and HCV.