Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a perfect time to examine the work and contributions of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a French virologist who helped discover HIV and its links to the disease today known as AIDS.

Flossie Wong-Staal

Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal was the first scientist to clone HIV, helping lead to blood tests and better treatments for the virus. She says that her main motivation “is simply the satisfaction of making discoveries, finding things out that no one knew before.”

Isabel Morgan

Isabel Morgan’s work was a critical step in the journey toward a killed-virus polio vaccine.

Dorothy Horstmann

It was believed that the polio virus directly attacked the central nervous system until Dr. Dorothy Horstmann made a ground breaking discovery about the mechanism involved with the spread of Polio in the body.

Charlotte Friend

Dr. Charlotte Friend was a virologist and cancer researcher whose research helped to change the way we think about cancer in humans.