Training Program in HIV Pathogenesis, Vaccination, and Cure

Training Sites:

  • University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Wistar Institute

Training in HIV Pathogenesis

This NIH-funded Training Grant supports both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Trainees can work for any one of 24 well established investigators who together form a highly interactive and dynamic group of scientists with a broad range of skills. The trainers hold numerous joint R01 and P01 research grants, and there are many joint lab meetings and seminars. Training for students is supplemented by course work as well as the seminar series and retreats organized by the various graduate groups. Postdoctoral fellows may take seminar courses if they wish. All trainers have active research programs in the general area of HIV pathogenesis ranging from studies on virus entry, tropism, neuropathogenesis, the use of entry inhibitors and other antiviral agents, and the immune response to virus infection. Both pre and postdoctoral trainees will present their work at least once a year at the Tuesday noon seminar series attended by virologists throughout the campus. Information about individual investigators can be found either in their personal web pages or at http://www.med.upenn.edu/research/.

To be trainees on this grant students must be admitted to candidacy for the PhD degree through the biomedical graduate studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Inquiries and requests for application forms can be sent to:

BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE STUDIES 240 John Morgan Building 37th & Hamilton Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064 Telephone: (215) 898-1030 FAX: (215) 898-2671 E-mail: bgs@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Trainers

  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, PhD, Wistar Institute
  • Katherine Bar, PhD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Michael Betts, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Frederic Bushman, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Ronald Collman, MD, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Steven Douglas, MD, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Laurence Eisenlohr, VMD, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Joseph Fraietta, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Beatrice Hahn, MD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • James Hoxie, MD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Kelly Jordan-Scuitto, PhD, Basic & Translational Sciences, School of Dental Medicine
  • Carl June, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Dennis Kolson, MD, Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Daniel Kulp, PhD, Medicine, Wistar Institute
  • Michela Locci, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Luis Montaner, DVM, DPhil, Wistar Institute
  • Una O'Doherty, MD, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • James Riley, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • George Shaw, MD, PhD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Greg Van Duyne, PhD, Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine
  • David Weiner, PhD, Wistar
  • Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • John Wherry, PhD, SPATT, School of Medicine

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Frederic Bushman 426 Johnson Pavilion Department of Microbiology 3610 Hamilton Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104-6076
Office: (215) 573-8732 bushman@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Alternatively, interested candidates can contact individual trainers directly.