Patricia Kahn is a science journalist and editor of the IAVI Report, a publication on global efforts to make an AIDS vaccine. Published by the New Yorkbased, non-profit International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, the Report covers issues ranging from vaccine research and design to the policy issues that will determine how quickly a successful vaccine becomes available to those who most need it (regardless of their ability to pay), to the social and ethical aspects of testing vaccines in developing countries that are hardest-hit by the AIDS epidemic.

Dr. Kahn is a former staff member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, where she worked on retroviruses and hematopoietic cell differentiation, and then in the newly-formed Bioinformatics Programme. Prior to joining IAVI she spent six years as European correspondent for Science magazine, writing about genome research and German science policy in the wake of reunification. She holds a PhD in Genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.