Director, Nebraska Center for Virology
and Lehr/3M Professor of Biological Sciences,
University of Nebraska
One of the deadliest viruses in the world, HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — continues to elude medical efforts to eradicate it. At first susceptible to a variety of drugs, the virus has evolved rapidly, enabling it to dodge every drug in our biotech arsenal. Charles Wood studies the mechanism of viral evolution in search of a vaccine against HIV. In the museum exhibit, visitors get to know HIV, touch a giant HIV model and view what’s inside, and look at  “snapshots” of HIV as it evolves from a mother to her infant.
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