Darwin Day

The Department of Biology and Center for AIDS Research, invite you to join in the 2019 Darwin Day events.

Download the Darwin Day 2019 poster

2019 Schedule

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Poster Session and Reception

6 - 7 p.m.
Edge of Chaos, 4th floor of Lister Hill Library
Free parking is available in the 9th Avenue Parking Deck, 837 16th St. S.

The Department of Biology will present a public poster session highlighting current research.

Keynote Lecture

7 - 8 p.m.
Edge of Chaos, 4th floor of Lister Hill Library
Free parking is available in the 9th Avenue Parking Deck, 837 16th St. S.

Beatrice Hahn headshot.

"Out of Africa: Tracing the origins of human AIDS and malaria”
Beatrice H. Hahn, M.D.

Dr. Beatrice Hahn is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She was a former professor in the UAB School of Medicine and co-director of the CFAR. Her seminal contributions include generating the first molecular clone of the human AIDS virus HIV-1, discovering the origins of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in non-human primates in Africa, characterizing the pathogenicity of the precursor of HIV-1 in wild chimpanzee populations, and developing non-invasive methods to study of the evolution, biology and zoonotic potential of microbes infecting highly endangered primate species. More recently, Dr. Hahn has deciphered the ape origins of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, the most deadly and wide-spread forms of human malaria. She was named one of the top 50 Women in Science by “Discover Magazine” in 2002.

Previous Events

Download the Darwin Day 2018 poster

Download the Darwin Day 2017 poster

Download the Darwin Day 2016 poster

Download the Darwin Day 2015 poster

Contact

Morgan Burke / Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield
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