Nov 06

Combating Ebola: BGU Scientist Leads Search for the Cure

New York, New York

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Combating Ebola: BGU Scientist Leads the Search for the Cure
Dr. Leslie Lobel
Co-Director, Laboratory of Immunology in the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Hotel Beacon
Beacon Hall (Lower Level)
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
New York, New York

Hear a first-hand account from one of the world’s top virologists and learn how survivors of the outbreak are the key to developing a vaccine.

Refreshments will be served. Dietary laws observed.



Contact Max Cohen at 646-452-7303 or

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Admission is free.

Dr. Leslie Lobel’s research focuses on the immune system’s response to viral disease and the production of antiviral therapeutics. Dr. Lobel recently received $1.2 million of a $28 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant awarded to an international consortium of scientists to create a center dedicated to finding a serum that combats two hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola. The grant will help Dr. Lobel isolate those antibodies, while his team reproduces them for testing in animals. Before making aliyah from New York, Dr. Lobel earned an M.D. and Ph.D. in virology from Columbia University.