Career of the Month: An Interview With AIDS Vaccine Researcher Chris Parks by: Megan Sullivan

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The search for an AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) vaccine is truly a global effort, with university laboratories, biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofit research organizations, hospitals, and clinics all working together to develop an effective vaccine as quickly as possible. The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is one organization working to ensure the development of a safe, effective, accessible, and preventive HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) vaccine for use throughout the world. As senior director of vaccine vector design at IAVI, AIDS vaccine researcher Chris Parks works to create HIV vaccine candidates.

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  • on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:33 AM

Developing a vaccine against AIDS and the HIV virus requires a great deal of work. The researcher in this article explains how he manages a group of researchers, his particular career path, the background one needs to be a research scientists as well as some practical advice to students. This is a good article to read when exploring careers related to biology.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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