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Int'l HIV/AIDS research pioneer to keynote UTSA College of SciencesResearch Conf. Oct.3
UTSA

October, 2014

The UTSA College of Sciences (COS) welcomes
internationally recognized HIV and AIDS research pioneer Dr. James E.K.
Hildreth as the keynote speaker for its annual research conference. The
conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 at the UTSA
Main Campus.
 
 
The conference, featuring nearly 700 participants, will offer aspiring
scientists from UTSA and neighboring South Texas universities the
opportunity to come together for scientific discourse. Students and
faculty will share knowledge and foster connections to strengthen their
research and training capabilities. Area high school students also will be
in attendance.
 
This year’s theme is "Excellence in Basic and Translational Science
Research." The event will include exhibitor booths and more than 225
scientific oral and poster presentations by students and researchers in
chemistry and biochemistry, computer science and mathematics, infectious
diseases, neurobiology, regenerative and molecular medicine, water, energy
and environment.  A panel discussion concerning health disparities that
impact San Antonio community will also take place during the research
conference.
 
At 9 a.m., in the Retama Auditorium, Dr. Hildreth, a professor of
molecular and cell biology and dean of the College of Biological Sciences
at the University of California, Davis, will present the keynote address,
"HIV-1: Subversive Strategies in Transmission and Pathogenesis."
 
In 2010, Dr. Hildreth made international headlines when he and his
collaborators developed an odorless, undetectable contraceptive cream that
destroys the AIDS virus in women. He received the Johns Hopkins University
Alumni Association¹s Knowledge for the World Award in 2012 for his medical
breakthrough.
 
Prior to UC Davis, Dr. Hildreth directed the Center for Aids Health
Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and served as
associate director for the Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Aids Research.
 
For more information or to register for the conference, visit the
conference web site <http://utsa.edu/sciences/research_conference/> or
contact Cheryl Negrete (210-458-5168 or cheryl.negrete@utsa.edu).
 
Connect online with UTSA at www.facebook.com/utsa
<http://www.facebook.com/utsa>, www.twitter.com/utsa
<http://www.twitter.com/utsa>, www.youtube.com/utsa
<http://www.youtube.com/utsa> and www.utsa.edu/today
<http://www.utsa.edu/today>.
 
About UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is an emerging Tier One
research institution specializing in health, energy, security,
sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 29,000
students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan
region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching
and learning, community engagement and public service. The university
embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual
and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development
and the commercialization of intellectual property ­ for Texas, the nation
and the world.


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