Ruth M. Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine at Harvard MedicalSchool and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After studying chemistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Ruprecht received a Ph.D. in human genetics from Columbia University, New York, and an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida. She completed training in internal medicine at UCLA and in hematology/oncology at the MemorialSloan-KetteringCancerCenter in New York. In 1984, she joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and HarvardMedicalSchool in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is Professor of Medicine. In 2001, she received an Honorary Professorship from the Institute of Medical Biology, ChineseAcademy of Medical Sciences, PekingUnionMedicalCollege, Kunming, People’s Republic of China. Dr. Ruprecht directs a multi-institutional AIDS research program that involves collaborators in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Her expertise is in lentiviral pathogenesis and AIDS vaccine development. She has served as consultant for WHO and the China CIPRA, as member of the NIAID AIDS Research Advisory Committee and the NIAID Council and as the US Chair of the US-Japan AIDS Panel. She is a member of several scientific advisory boards, including the National Cancer Institute’s Vaccine Branch and the China CDC.