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May Biomed/Biotech SIG Meeting  

Where
Kelly's Deli Conference Center
Next to the entrance to 7519 Standish Drive
FDA/CVM Center
Rockville, Maryland  20855

When
May 27, 2010    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Human Retrovirus Infections – AIDS and Other Diseases
– Quality Research, Science, and Challenges”

Presented by
Kuean-Teh Jeang, MD, PhD
Head,
Molecular Virology Section,
Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH

Thursday, May 27, 2010

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink
6:20 – 8:30 PM – Program (a 10-min break at 7:40 pm)
8:30 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking
Open to General Public
- Free to ASQ Members (Become an ASQ Member & Save)
- $5 for non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost
Free to High School Students

Location: Kelly’s Deli Conference Center, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855
Registration: To attend this event register here :BioMed/BioTech SIG Meeting Registration - May 27,For headcount purpose, please register by Thursday noon, May 27, 2010. 


For registration problems or further information contact Dr. George Chang, Co-Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, at gchang2008@yahoo.com or call 240-793-8425.

Presentation Summary: “Human Retrovirus Infection – AIDS and Other Diseases – Quality Research, Science, and Challenges”
Decades of AIDS research have been providing us a clear understanding that AIDS is treatable. Discussion will be made on the quality research, science, challenges, and issues of human retrovirus infections. 

 

Speaker Biography: Kuan-Tech Jeang, MD, PhD

Dr. Jeang received his BA, MD, and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  Since 1985, Dr. Jeang has been with the NIH and currently is the Head of the Molecular Virology Section in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, NIAID.

Dr. Jeang has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, been cited over 11,500 times, and has a Hirsch-index (H-index) of 59.  His research interests focus on the gene regulation of HIV and how HTLV-1 causes leukemia.  He is a three-term editorial board member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC); the Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology; an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); an Academician of Academia Sinica of Taiwan, ROC; and the President of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA; www.scbasociety.org).  Dr. Jeang was a recent past Councilor and the current co-chair for the National Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).  Dr. Jeang is also the 2009 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, and more than 35 of his postdoctoral mentees are now work around the world.


Directions to Meeting Venue:

From I-270 (North or South bound):  
Take Exit 9A (unto I-370) and exit from the first right exit.
Turn left (east) onto Shady Grove Drive.
Turn right (south) onto Rockville Pike (Route 355).
Turn left (east) onto East Gude Drive.
Turn left (north) immediately onto Crabb’s Branch Drive.
Turn left (west) immediately onto Standish Place.
The first 3-fllor building on your right side is 7519 Standish Place; open parking.  The conference room is on the first floor of 7529 building (the next adjacent building) with its entrance opposite to the left side of 7519 building main entrance.