HIV / AIDS
The HIV Research Group in the Division of Infectious Disease has major research efforts in both laboratory and clinical research. Basic research initiatives focus on elucidating the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection. Specific research projects are aimed at examining the effects of HIV infection on functional aspects of various cells that are important in mediating anti-HIV immunity (eg CT8+ T cells, monocytes/macrophages, dendritic cells, thymocytes). Clinical research includes clinical management studies as well as studies of novel antiviral and immune-based therapies, such as vaccines and novel vaccine adjuvants. One major strength of the HIV Research Group is the link between the HIV Clinic/Clinical research and the research laboratories, providing a direct "bench-to-bedside" component to these research activities.
Scientists and Investigators