Boris Yoffe Video Interview
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Boris Yoffe, MD is Professor of Medicine and Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The research in his laboratory was focused on pathogenesis of virally induced liver diseases. In early years he also was involved in HIV research and his laboratory was one on the first to describe mechanism of immune dysfunction due to death by cytolysis of immune cells (CD4). His work with hepatitis viruses revealed role of hepatitis B extrahepatic infection in chronicity and recurrence of infection following liver transplantation.
Dr. Boris Yoffe recalls memories of his journey leaving the former Soviet Union for a better life in the U.S. He comments on the social, political, and cultural situation of the former Soviet Union and discusses the effect of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the people residing nearby at the time.