TIL of Flossie Wong-Staal, a pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher who performed nucleotide sequencing on HIV to map its entire genetic makeup and to elucidate its many variations. Such research helped improve the medical outlook for millions of HIV/AIDS patients around the world.

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As someone with an autoimmune disease, I owe her my deepest gratitude. While what I have isn’t HIV/AIDS, the research that went into those helped develop the medicines that are helping me.


Stay flossie




She a Super Hero of Science!


You forgot the obligatory part about how Flossie overcame a million obstacles