Johannes Scheid for his essay on the topic of translational medicine, "HIV Specific B cell Response in Patients with Broadly Neutralizing Serum Activity." Growing up in New York and Germany in a family of scientists, Scheid was fascinated early in life by the career of a physician scientist. During medical school at the Charité Berlin, he decided to pursue a Ph.D. at The Rockefeller University. In his Ph.D., he investigated the observation that some HIV patients develop very potent antibodies against HIV. The Ph.D. was awarded the 2012 Harold Weintraub award. His work in the laboratory was inspired by interactions with our study participants and he was excited to see some of his work now go into clinical trials. After completing medical school and his Ph.D., he worked for one year as a Clinical Scholar at The Rockefeller University and is now continuing his clinical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.