Dr. FLOSSIE WONG-STAAL - Make it in America

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Molecular Biologist/Virologist, co-founder itherX Pharmaceuticals

Flossie Wong-Staal, one of the world's authorities on human immunodeficiency virus, was the first to clone HIV and helped to identify it as the  cause of AIDS. Working in the lab of noted researcher Robert Gallo in 1983, her achievement was reached simultaneously with scientist Luc Montagnier in France and two years later, after persistence and setbacks, she became the first to clone HIV, paving the way for the first genetic map of the virus and the development of HIV blood tests.  She currently serves as chief science officer for itherX Pharmaceuticals Inc., a drug development company she co-founded in San Diego, California

Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal: Passion For Discoveries-Asian Heritage Awards 2014 from Rosalynn Carmen on Vimeo.

Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal, shepherding her discovery from Science to Business from Rosalynn Carmen on Vimeo.

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