The Scripps Research Institute,
USA

Tentative title: Germline-targeting vaccine design for HIV

Dr. Schief is a professor in the Immunology and Microbiology Department at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), director of vaccine design at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Neutralizing Antibody Center at TSRI, and an associate member of the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard. He has a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Yale University and a doctorate in physics from the University of Washington. Dr. Schief's work focuses on computation-guided 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.