The Great Courses

Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011

Aug 30, 2011 7:30 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

YouTube video of this speech is online at This is the audio from the July 30th, 2011 Oklahoma Freethought Convention.  Abbie Smith has a BS in Biology from Truman State and is currently finishing her Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology at Oklahoma University. A frequent speaker at science and freethought events, Abbie's research focuses on the evolution of viruses like HIV-1, and how we can use that information to create better vaccines. Though her research focuses on retroviruses, she has a love of all things viral, and writes about them frequently on her blog, ERV (

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