Category Archives: Q&A

Q&A with Iain MacLeod & David Raiser

Iain MacLeod and David Raiser


Martha Henry, Editor of
Spotlight, sat down with MacLeod and Raiser to discuss their recent biotech start-up.

You recently won the grand prize of $40,000 for the Deans’ Health & Life Sciences Challenge hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab). What is your product?

MACLEOD: Our product is a rapid HIV drug-resistance test focusing on six drug-resistance mutations that are most likely to impact antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited areas. Continue reading

Interview with Rebeca Plank

 Dr. Rebeca Plank and Dr. Barbara Bassil hold recently circumcized babies.

Dr. Rebeca Plank and Dr. Barbara Bassil hold recently circumcized babies.

Dr. Rebeca Plank is the Principal Investigator of a new clinical trial, Infant Male Circumcision in Gaborone, Botswana, and Surrounding Areas: Feasibility, Safety and Acceptability. Plank is an Infectious Disease and HIV specialist who trained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She recently spoke with Martha Henry, Editor of Spotlight Continue reading