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Biomedical research talk to be held at NMSU

WHAT: Biomedical Research Seminar Series

WHO: Bryce Chackerian, professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, will present a talk titled ?Virus-like particles: Flexible platforms for vaccine development.?
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Domenici Hall, Room 109, on the NMSU campus
VISUALS: NMSU biomedical researchers, guest speaker, students, community members
The lecture is part of a new, public series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research. The talks will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists, as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Chackerian?s lecture will focus on efforts to use virus-like particles to develop vaccines targeting pathogens such as human papillomavirus, malaria and HIV, as well as self-antigens involved in Alzheimer?s disease and cholesterol metabolism.

A complete abstract of Chackerian?s Friday, March 4, talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_3416.pdf.

For more information on the biomedical research seminar series, to request to meet with the speaker or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.