Flossie Wong-Staal

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Birthday
27, 1947
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
China

About

Molecular biologist who was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the gene's functions. She co-founded iTherX Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on developing treatment for hepatitis C.

Before Fame

She worked at the National Cancer Institute with Robert Gallo.

Trivia

She was the chairman of UCSD's Center for AIDS Research.

Family Life

She resided in Los Angeles where she conducted her research.

Associated With

She and Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier both gained notoriety for their work on HIV.