Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang, Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology and Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience (as well as editorial board member of BMC Biology and BMC Medicine) recently delivered the 2012 NIH George Khoury lecture. The George Khoury lecture is an NIH “named” lectures and represents a high recognition of scientific research. Previous Khoury lecturers included David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Robert Tjian, Bert Vogelstein, Robert Weinberg amongst others. Dr Jeang spoke on his work regarding HTLV-1 and Adult T-cell leukemia. A videocast of his lecture can be accessed here.