Department of Microbiology

Training Program in HIV Pathogenesis

Training Sites:

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
  • Wistar Institute

This NIH-funded Training Grant supports both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Trainees can work for any one of 17 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@mail.med.upenn.edu


Trainers

  • Katherine Bar, MD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Michael Betts, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Frederic Bushman, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Ronald Collman, PhD, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Laurence Eisenlohr, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Beatrice Hahn, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • James Hoxie, PhD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Kelly Jordan-Scuitto, PhD, Pathology, School of Dental Medicine
  • Carl June, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Rahul Kohli, MD, PhD, Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Dennis Kolson, PhD, Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Luis Montaner, PhD, Wistar Institute
  • Una O'Doherty, VMD, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Paula Oliver, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • James Riley, PhD, Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • George Shaw, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • David Weiner, PhD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Drew Weissman, PhD, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • John Wherry, PhD, Microbiology, 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@mail.med.upenn.edu

Alternatively, interested candidates can contact individual trainers directly.

 


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