Oral Histories

Interview of Judy Lieberman

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Judy Lieberman
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Maestrejuan, Andrea R.
Lieberman, Judy
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Childhood on the East Coast; the social atmosphere of theoretical physics; Lieberman's social activism; funding in the field of theoretical physics; not conforming to the medical school mold; the atmosphere of the Harvard University-Massachusetts Institute of Techno-logy Health Sciences and Technology Program; attempting to develop an immunotherapy for HIV using cytotoxic T cells; how clinical observation can provide a research focus; investigating why cytotoxic lymphocyte signaling molecules fail to function in cases of HIV infection; the research challenges presented by developments in pharmaceutical treatments for AIDS; the political obstacles to the development of an AIDS vaccine.