The Third Coast CFAR congratulates Judd Hultquist, PhD, for his recent appointment as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hultquist was a postdoctoral fellow in systems biology at the J. David Gladstone Institutes at UCSF and earned a PhD in molecular biology and virology from the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 20 primary research articles, including landmark studies in Nature and Cell, and is the currently principal investigator on a K22 grant investigating the genetic determinants of HIV latency establishment and maintenance.

Dr. Hultquist’s research focuses on mapping the functional plasticity in host-pathogen interactions in primary models of disease. Leveraging expertise in primary cell modeling, proteomic profiling and functional genomics, his research group studies the changing landscape of protein-protein interactions, post-translational modifications, gene expression profiles and functional dependencies that unfold during the course of viral infection. He is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and fellowships for his research and academic achievements and has participated in several outreach efforts to raise awareness of the ongoing fight against the AIDS epidemic. His goal is to strengthen the bridge from big data to targeted discovery to clinical application for the development of personalized, host-driven therapies and the betterment of human health. You may view his website here.