Howard Gendelman, M.D., the Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Chair in the UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, will discuss the quest to find a cure for HIV at the Aug. 13 Omaha Science Cafe at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
In early July, it was announced that for the first time researchers led by Dr. Gendelman at UNMC and Kamel Khalili, Ph.D., at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, have eliminated HIV — the virus responsible for AIDS — from living animals.
Science Cafes involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.
Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people.