Galit Alter | Associate Professor Of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Galit Alter, Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Galit Alter received her PhD in experimental medicine from McGill University, and is currently an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Over the past 8 years her research has focused on understanding the role of the innate immune response to chronic viral infections, including HIV and HCV, with a focus on defining the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in antiviral control. Recently, these studies have shifted gears to begin to define the mechanism by which these innate immune effector cells may be harnessed through vaccination to gain more effective control over viral replication. 
To do this, her current research interests lie in defining the role of innate immune recruiting antibodies in providing protection from infection. Specifically, she is working towards defining the pathways that result in the targeted production of “protective” antibody glycans to enhance the production of antibodies that can potently block infections.

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April 14 Pre-congress Workshop Day @ 10:00

HALF DAY WORKSHOP A1: VACCINE TECHNOLOGY

New emerging tools in immunology have become a much-anticipated field over the years with increasingly more preclinical and clinical staged developments. This workshop focuses on recent advances and their application in providing protection against infectious diseases to improve immunogenicity of vaccines and understanding the immune response.
  • HIV Adaptive Immunity
    • What have we learned from the adaptive immunity response to better our knowledge of HIV and vaccine design
  • Structural Vaccinology
    • An Update
  • Reverse Vaccinology
    • Understanding the immune response during disease and vaccinology
  • Systems Biology in vaccinology
    • How is this being integrated for rational vaccine designs
  • Computational and Bioinformatics tools
    • Applications to vaccines development and clinical efficacy
  • Discussion with all the speakers
last published: 11/Apr/19 16:05 GMT

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