GREEN BAY – Science week at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is here. As part of the week, the College is hosting two presentations/discussions.
One session features NWTC's own resident Virologist, Dr. Angelo Kolokithas, speaking about a timely topic: the much-discussed spread of the Zika virus. The second session features nationally-known HIV researcher Dr. Christy Strong of University of Nevada- Las Vegas (UNLV) sharing her research on a new and promising technique to treat HIV infection.
“Should I Freak(a) Over Zika?”
Tuesday, March 8
NWTC Green Bay, SC128
As the Zika virus rapidly spreads through Central and South America, you may have questions about how serious of a health concern this virus presents, and how close to home it will hit. Come and hear from NWTC’s resident virus expert, Dr. Angelo Kolokithas, as he shares the most up-to-date information about Zika’s potential impact and emerging treatment options.
“Damaging the Integrated HIV Proviral DNA with TALENs”
Thursday March 10,
NWTC Green Bay, SC132
Join us for a presentation on the latest in HIV research and treatment by Dr. Christy Strong of University of Nevada- Las Vegas. HIV is a virus that becomes part of the host's own DNA, thereby making it nearly impossible for the body’s immune system to recognize and clear the virus. Dr. Strong utilizes a new methodology that allows for the direct attack of the virus from within the host DNA, causing it to become inactivated permanently.