Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD
Director, Senior Investigator, and Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Processor, Translational Medicine at Gladstone Institute of Virology [...]
Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD
Director, Senior Investigator, and Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Processor, Translational Medicine at Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and of Immunology, UCSF Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Fellow, American Academy for the Advancement of Science Co-Director, UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research Councilor and President, Association of American Physicians.
Dr. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and an MD/PhD at Washington University School of Medicine. He took his internship and residency training in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard. After serving as a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute and a Professor of Medicine and Howard Hughes Investigator at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Greene accepted his current position as the Founding Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in 1991. The ongoing research in Dr. Greene’s laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying HIV pathogenesis, latency, and transmission. He is the author of more than 366 scientific papers and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Cited Scientists in the world. In 2007, Dr. Greene expanded his work to include global health in sub-Saharan Africa in his service as president and executive chairman of the Accordia Global Health Foundation. Accordia established the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Uganda, which has trained thousands of African health care workers, is caring for 30,000 HIV-infected patients, and has brought health care to nearly 500,000 people living in remote rural regions of Uganda. In 2016, Accordia merged with Africare
Sera L. Young, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Northwestern University
The focus of Dr. Young’s work is on the reduction maternal and [...]
Sera L. Young, MA, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Northwestern University
The focus of Dr. Young’s work is on the reduction maternal and child undernutrition in low-resource settings, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Methodologically, she draws on her training in medical anthropology (MA, University of Amsterdam), international nutrition (PhD, Cornell) and HIV (Fellowship, University of California San Francisco) to take a biocultural approach to understanding how mothers in low-resource settings cope to preserve their health and that of their families.
Thor Wagner, MD
Investigator, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Assistant professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington
Dr. Wagner's research [...]
Thor Wagner, MD Investigator, Center for Global Infectious Disease Research Assistant professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington
Dr. Wagner’s research is focused on pediatric HIV infection, which accounts for 15% of all HIV deaths. His primary interest is understanding chronic HIV infection during antiretroviral therapy. Specifically, why doesn’t antiretroviral therapy eradicate HIV infection? Is there ongoing viral replication? Is there proliferation of cells with viable proviral HIV? Can we identify the remaining infected cells? Is immune tolerance to HIV a barrier to curing HIV? Answers to these questions should help design new treatment strategies more likely to cure HIV. Dr. Wagner’s other research interest is improving infectious disease diagnostics in low resource settings. Specifically, he is working to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for infant HIV. Currently there is no simple test to diagnose infants with HIV, and 50% of HIV-infected children die before they can be diagnosed. To accomplish this hewe are utilizing state-of-the-art monoclonal antibody screening technology to optimize the sensitivity of immunoassays to detect HIV antigens.