Keynote Speaker

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Professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Research Director at the INSERM, France
2008 Nobel Prize Laureate, Medicine

Dr. Françoise BARRÉ-SINOUSSI is the Director of the “Regulation of Retroviral Infections” Unit in the Department of Virology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. She has been involved in retrovirology research since the early 1970’s and is widely recognized for her contributions to HIV/AIDS research, in particular in the discovery of HIV. The research programs of her team are focused on mechanisms required to protect against HIV/SIV infections and/or against early pathogenic signals induced by HIV/SIV.

Dr. Barré-Sinoussi has maintained a strong commitment to building international capacity, training and technology infrastructure with an emphasis on Africa and Asia. As such, she has been a leader in promoting integration between HIV/AIDS research and actions in resource limited countries, in particular through the Institut Pasteur International Network and the coordination of the ANRS research programs in Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr. Barré-Sinoussi is author and co-author of more than 270 original publications. Throughout her career, she has received more than 10 national or international awards, including the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for her contributions to HIV/AIDS.

In February 2009 she was elected member of the French Academy of Science, and has served as President of the International AIDS Society since July 2012. – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Plenary speakers

Lawrence Corey, MD
President and Director Emeritus
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lawrence Corey Endowed Chair in Medical Virology
Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases
University of Washington

Dr. Lawrence Corey is president and director emeritus of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and professor of medicine and laboratory medicine at the University of Washington. He is also principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, an international collaboration of scientists and institutions dedicated to accelerating the development of HIV vaccines.

An internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, his research focuses on herpes viruses, HIV and other viral infections, particularly those associated with cancer.

His honors and awards include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the Institute of Medicine. He is also the recipient of the Pan American Society Clinical Virology Award, the American Society for STD Research Parran Award, the University of Michigan Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Infectious Diseases Society of America Ender’s Award and the Cubist Award from the American Society of Microbiology.

Corey received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his infectious diseases training at the University of Washington. He has authored more than 600 scientific publications and has served on numerous editorial boards and national committees, along with serving as head of both the NIH-sponsored AIDS therapy and HIV vaccine programs.

Fred Hutch Featured Researchers – Larry Corey

J. Keith Joung
J. Keith Joung, MD, PhD
Associate Chief of Pathology for Research
The Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar
Director, Molecular Pathology Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School

J. Keith Joung is a leading innovator in the field of genome editing. He currently serves as associate chief of pathology for research and the Jim and Ann Orr Research Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. He also is director of the Molecular Pathology Unit and is a member of the Center for Cancer Research and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at MGH.

Dr. Joung has been a pioneer in the development of important technologies for targeted genome editing and epigenome editing of human cells. He has received numerous awards including an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Project R01 Award, the Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar Award, and election into the American Association of University Pathologists. He is a scientific co-founder of Editas Medicine, a company dedicated to the translation of genome editing technologies for therapy of human diseases.

Dr. Joung holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an A.B. in biochemical sciences from Harvard College.

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Galit Alter, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH Research Scholar
Director, Ragon Institute Imaging Core
Director, Harvard Center for AIDS Research Immunology Core
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

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Edward Berger, PhD
Chief, Molecular Structure Section,
Laboratory of Viral Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health


Paula Cannon, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California


Steven G. Deeks, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of HIV/AIDS
University of California, San Francisco


Michael C. Holmes, PhD
Senior Director of Therapeutic Gene Modification

Sangamo BioSciences


Lisa M. Frenkel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Co-Director, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Seattle Children’s Research Institute


Jonathan Karn, PhD
Reinberger Professor of Molecular Biology
Chairman, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Director, Case Center for AIDS Research
Case Western Reserve University


Scott G. Kitchen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, UCLA Mouse/Human Chimera Core Laboratory
CTSI, JCCC Tumor Immunology Program
University of California, Los Angeles


Nichole Klatt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics

University of Washington


André Lieber, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Pathology
Medical Genetics Division
Department of Medicine

University of Washington


M. Juliana McElrath, MD, PhD
Sr. Vice President, Director & Member
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Department of Medicine
Global Health & Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington


Ronald Mitsuyasu, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education at UCLA (CARE)
Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute

University of California, Los Angeles


Leonidas Stamatatos, PhD
Professor & Scientific Director
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute


Jerome Zack, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute
University of California, Los Angeles


John A. Zaia, MD
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
Chair and Professor, Virology
Professor of Pediatrics
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope