Dr. Alter received her PhD in experimental medicine from McGill University, and is currently a Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Over the past decade her research has focused on dissecting the role of innate immune recruiting antibodies in the control and clearance of a number of infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria, and influenza viral infection. She has a broad knowledge of HIV pathogenesis and vaccine development and is an advocate for building collaborations between glycoscientists, immunologists, and virologists. Galit is an active member of the Harvard University CFAR Executive Committee, and served as the Director for the Advanced Technologies Core for several years. She is well acquainted with issues of implementation of scientific advances related to HIV and, as such now serves as Co-Director of the HU CFAR.