One thing you should know about me: I’m a science and technology geek. In fact, when I first started looking for speakers for the first event, I started with the scientists at the University of Rochester to see who might have some cool stuff to present. Tim’s talk marries both of my favorite things together in this fascinating talk which starts by explaining the complexity behind the immune system. He then goes on to tell how we’re being overwhelmed by new data on that subject and how best to handle that overload.
Tim Mosmann is the Director of the David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology at the University of Rochester, where he was appointed in 1998. He received his academic training in virology and immunology at universities in South Africa, Canada and Scotland. Dr. Mossman was one of the original members of a California start-up company, DNAX Research Institute, where he made his most important discoveries regarding specialized subsets of T cells and their contributions to immune responses. This work has since been recognized by several awards, notably the Paul Ehrlich/Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize in 2008.