Splash Biography



HOLLY STEACH, ESP Teacher




Major: Immunobiology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S3167: Why don't we have an HIV vaccine? in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 07, 2018)
If you can get a flu vaccine that will keep you from getting sick, how come you can't get an HIV vaccine? Since the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980’s researchers have faced a variety of unique challenges in the search for a vaccine or a cure. Huge strides have been made in treatments, but we still have not found a vaccine that can prevent transmission of HIV. Come learn what normally makes a good vaccine, why HIV is particularly difficult to combat with traditional vaccine strategies, and what creative ways researchers are coming up with to fight back against HIV!


S2689: How does your body know it's sick? in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
What happens inside your body when you get sick? When you encounter microbes, your immune system recognize invaders and becomes activated in order to fight the infection. Your immune system also has ways of remembering these microbes, so that next time you don't get sick. Come learn about your immune system, how it fights infections, and how vaccines can mimic these processes to help you remember microbes you've never seen!


S2305: Why don't we have an HIV vaccine? in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
If you can get a flu vaccine that will keep you from getting sick, how come you can't get an HIV vaccine? Since the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980’s researchers have faced a variety of unique challenges in the search for a vaccine or a cure. Huge strides have been made in treatments, but we still have not found a vaccine that can prevent transmission of HIV. Come learn what normally makes a good vaccine, why HIV is particularly difficult to combat with traditional vaccine strategies, and what creative ways researchers are coming up with to fight back against HIV!