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Virus Researchers Cohn and Blanco-Melo Win Coveted Grants

By June 21, 2023No Comments

Having grown up in Seattle, Lillian Cohn, PhD, remembers often riding in her parents’ car, passing the lighted windows of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center close to home, watching scientists working inside their labs.

Now, she has a laboratory of her own. This month, she celebrates her second year as an assistant professor at Fred Hutch, having built a strong resume as an immunologist at The Rockefeller University in New York, and at the University of California, San Francisco. Cohn and her team are looking for ways to cure HIV/AIDS by eradicating reservoirs of latently infected blood cells that persist despite continuous therapy with antiviral drugs.