Cutting-Edge Science and Chocolates

Jim and Tanya Shaffer hosted an intimate garden party for friends and supporters of La Jolla Institute for Immunology at their home on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

LJI Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., shared the results of her pioneering studies of Ebola and Lassa virus with a rapt audience. She explained how her research into the 3D structure of viral proteins provides the blueprint for the design of novel treatments and vaccines for emerging viral diseases that pose global health problems.

The informal research update was followed by a reception, where attendees had the opportunity to meet Dr. Ollmann Saphire in person and sweeten their day with Tanya’s exquisite handmade chocolates.

LJI Supporters Hugh Mclean and Mary Harker

LJI Supporters Lee and Juniper Stein

LJI Board Member Geneviève Tremblay Jacobs with her husband, Paul Jacobs

LJI Board Member Michael Coit with his wife Ellise Coit

Erica Ollmann Saphire, between Jim and Tanya Shaffer

LJI Board Member Francois Ferré and his wife Magda Marquet