William Schief | Professor, Department Of Immunology And Microbiology
The Scripps Research Institute

William Schief, Professor, Department Of Immunology And Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute

William Schief Dr. William Schief is a Professor in the Immunology and Microbial Science Department at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, Director for Vaccine Design at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and an Associate Member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. He is also a founder and board member of CompuVax, Inc., a startup biotech company focused on vaccine design. William received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington. Dr. Schief?s work focuses on computationguided and structure-based design of immunogens and immunization regimens, with the goal of inducing broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV and other pathogens that have frustrated traditional vaccine design strategies.


WVIC/WAC Day 1 - Nov 29 @ 09:00

Panel: HIV – how can we end the epidemic?

  • How is new research bringing the goal of a cure within reach? 

  • HIV Vaccine, antibody, and antiviral landscape

  • Merits / potential of different approaches – mRNA, bNAbs, LAAV, pre-exposure prophylaxis, prophylactic vs therapeutic vaccines 

    o How are we defining functional cure? 

    o Is the benchmark for a vaccine too high given the effectiveness of LAAV regimen?

  • To achieve success must reach all those disproportionately affected - How can PPP help to achieve this? 

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