Liotta receives Emory’s highest award

Dennis Liotta
, professor of organic chemistry, received the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s top recognition for significant service to the institution through personal activities, influence and leadership.

In collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Woo-Baeg Choi and Emory virologist Raymond Schinazi, Liotta developed Emtriva, a breakthrough antiviral drug for the treatment of HIV, now used by more than 90 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States, and by thousands more around the globe. Other medicinal inventions generated by Liotta’s lab over the years include therapies for everything from cancer and rheumatoid arthritis to hepatitis B.

See full Emory Report article (May 5, 2011)


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