YouTube video of this speech is online at http://youtu.be/afm3vjn0PuQ
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 (http://scienceblogs.com/erv/).