Previous Seminars

“Development of Highly Networked T cell Vaccines for HIV ”

 Gaurav Gaiha, MD, DPhil

Thursday, May 9th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Additional support by HIV Grand Rounds (Jointly Provided by Penn Medicine and ViralEd)


 “HIV Persistence and Cure: Insights from Nonhuman Primate Studies”

Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by the Department of Microbiology


“Systems Vaccinology”

Bali Pulendran, PhD

Thursday, April 11th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by the Penn Institute for RNA Innovation


“Impact of Antiretrovirals in Pregnancy: A Holistic View”

Shahin Lockman, MD, MSc

Thursday, March 28th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by CCEB & DBEI


“Antibodies, Viruses and Vaccines – Winners and Losers in Molecular Arms Races”

Paul Bieniasz, PhD

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by the Department of Microbiology


“Implementation Science to End the HIV Epidemic:  How rapid, how relevant, & how rigorous?”

Sheree Schwartz, PhD, MPH

Thursday, February 29th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

 Co-sponsored by HIV Grand Rounds


“Pharmacy-Based Approaches to Improving HIV and Substance Use Related Harms in High-Risk Communities”

Natalie Crawford, PhD

Thursday, February 1st, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by PISCE & HIV Grand Rounds


“Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibody Approaches to Preventing Malaria and Tuberculosis”

Robert A. Seder, MD

Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by the Department of Microbiology


 “Patient-Provider Communication and Potential Inequities in the Current Era of HIV Biomedical Prevention”

 Sarah Calabrese, PhD

Thursday, December 14th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grand Rounds


“Life After HIV and Beyond”

Adam Castillejo, The London Patient

Thursday, October 19th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by HIV Grand Rounds


“Immunotherapy and Progress Towards an HIV Cure”

 Steven Deeks, MD

Professor of Medicine in Residence

University of California, San Francisco

Thursday, October 5th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by HIV Grand Rounds


“Long acting small molecule plus bNAb combinations for ART”

 Babafemi Taiwo, MD, FAS

Gene Stollerman Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine

Hybrid event: BRB Gaulton Auditorium & Zoom

Thursday September 7th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

“Of apps and equity: where do we stand in HIV prevention for MSM?”

Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PHD, FACVPM

Candler Professor of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

“Rational Vaccine Strategies against HIV and Coronaviruses”

Raiees Andrabi, PhD

Department of Immunology and Microbiology

The Scripps Research Institute

Thursday, January 26th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by The Department of Infectious Diseases and HIV Grand Rounds

“Translocated microbiome composition determines immunological outcome in treated HIV infection”

Daniel Douek, MD, PhD

Chief, Human Immunology Section

Vaccine Research Center (VRC) Laboratory of Immunology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Thursday, January 19th, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by PennCHOP Microbiome and HIV Grand Rounds

“The CARD8 Inflammasome in the pathogenesis of HIV and other retroviruses”

Liang Shan, PhD

Assistant Professor, John T. Milliken Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 | 4:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by IFI

“Disrupting systems of oppression to end the HIV epidemic and achieve health equity among Latinxs”

Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE, MCHES

Director, Community-Oriented Primary Care Program

Department of Community Health and Prevention, Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grounds

“Modulating HIV-1 Env conformation to eliminate infected cells”

Andrés Finzi, PhD

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

Member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada

Université de Montréal, CRCHUM

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by Department of Microbiology

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Anti-viral antibody responses in children: the case of HIV and SARS CoV-2″

Genevieve Fouda, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Pediatrics

Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Duke University School of Medicine

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by Department of Microbiology

“Anti-viral antibody responses in children: the case of HIV and SARS CoV-2”

Deborah Donnell, PhD

Affiliate Professor, Global Health

Affiliate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

University of Washington

Thursday, November 10th, 2022 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by CCEB and HIV Grand Rounds

Ending the HIV Epidemic in New York City”

Sarah Braunstein, PhD, MPH

Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Thursday, October 20th, 2022 | 12:00 pm ET

Co-sponsored by CCEB and HIV Grand Rounds

“A Systems Approach for Understanding HIV Disparities in Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minority Populations”

Michelle Birkett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventative Medicine

Northwestern University

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Co-sponsored with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Immunodominance and germinal center biology in HIV vaccine development, and lessons from COVID-19 vaccines”

Shane Crotty, PhD

Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Co-sponsored with Microbiology

“Mechanisms of HIV persistence – a single-cell multi-omics approach”

Ya-Chi Ho, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Yale School of Medicine

Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Facilitating the Application of Implementation Science in HIV Programs and Research in West/Central Africa”

Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, MD

Associate Professor

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV,  Institute of Human Virology

International Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Co-sponsored with CHOP Global Health and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

“Cell-Intrinsic Resistance to CTL in the HIV Reservoir”

R. Brad Jones, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology in Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

“Towards the Development of Gender Responsive Interventions to Improve Men’s Engagement in TB Care and Treatment”

Andrew Medina-Marino, PhD, Principle Investigator and Men’s Health Division co-Lead l, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town

Adjunct Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Human monoclonal antibody therapy for HIV-1 infection”

Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Senior Physician

The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Co-sponsored with Microbiology

View a recording of this seminar HERE

“Neuroimmune Mechanisms Relevant To HIV/AIDS Prevention”

Adam Carrico, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology

Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health

University of Miami

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Co-sponsored with the School of Nursing & HIV Grand Rounds

“Neutralizing Antibodies Against Coronaviruses”

Pamela J. Bjorkman, PhD, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering

Merkin Institute Professor

Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Co-sponsored with Microbiology

Optimizing HIV and Mental Health Outcomes with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”

Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Cooper Fellow

University of Miami

Director, CHARM – Center for HIV and Research on Mental Health, UM

Director, Health Promotion and Care Lab, UM

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Co-sponsored with PMHARC & HIV Grand Rounds

Tapping into sites of HIV infection and persistence: Insights into the neuropathogenesis of HIV

Serena Spudich, MD, Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology

Division Chief, Neurological Infections & Global Neurology

Co-Director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

What Can Elite Controllers Teach Us About an HIV Cure?

Joel Blankson, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Co-sponsored with Microbiology

The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Implementation Science to Reduce Stigma and Promote Equitable Implementation

Sarit Golub, PhD MPH, Professor, Department of Psychology

Director, Hunter Alliance for Research and Translation (HART)

Hunter College of the City University of New York

Basic and Applied Social Psychology PhD Program

CUNY Graduate Center

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Co-sponsored with PISCE and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Interventions to Address Stigma and Health Care Disparities among Black Sexual Minority Men: Expecting Change without Affecting Change?

Lisa A. Eaton, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

University of Connecticut

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Co-sponsored with University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Natural control of HIV-1, elite controllers, clinical strategies that may yield to long term drug free remission

Mathias Lichterfeld, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Member, Ragon Institute of MGH and Harvard

Staff Physician, Infectious Disease Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Co-sponsored with IGG and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE

From acute HIV infection to treatment interruption: HIV specific immune memory generation, persistence and recall

Lydie Trautmann, EngD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Co-sponsored with Microbiology

Ending the HIV Epidemic in Washington, DC –
Health Department, Academic and Community Perspectives

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Co-sponsored with CCEB

View a recording of this seminar HERE

Building the Infrastructure to End the HIV Epidemic

Matthew Golden, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Director of HIV/STD Program, Public Health – Seattle & King County

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

Progress Towards Preventive and Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

Nelson Michael, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Institute for Immunology

Finding and Characterizing HIV’s Hiding Places

Jacob Estes, PhD, Professor, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

The Use of mHealth to Address the HIV Continuum with Sexual and Gender Minorities

Keith Horvath, PhD, Associate Professor of Behavioral Psychology, San Diego State University

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

Immune Activation in Treated HIV: The Role of Asymptomatic CMV Replication

Peter Hunt MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

Innovations in Mobile Technology for Engaging Youth in Treatment and Prevention

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Health Behavior, Director, Behavior and Technology Lab (BATLab), Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds and the School of Nursing

Natural Hosts of SIV:  What can we learn for HIV Cure?

Michela Muller-Trutwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head, HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit, Institut Pasteur

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

The Rakai Health Sciences Program: 30 Years of HIV Multidisciplinary Research, Lessons Learned, Future Directions

Larry W. Chang, M.D., PH.D., Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

The Virtue of Simplicity: The Vaginal Microbiome, Genital Inflammation and HIV Risk

Douglas S. Kwon, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

Novel Nonhuman Primate Models for HIV Vaccine Development and Cure

Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Immunology Graduate Group

Addressing HIV in Transgender Populations

Tonia Poteat Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Medicine, Center for Health Equity Research, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Thursday,  December 6th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

HIV Infection, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: 2018 Update

Priscilla Hsue, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Smilow 11-146

Co-sponsored with the Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Avenues to Zero Transmission in the Black/African American Community

Marsha Martin, D.S.W, Coordinator / Director, Global Network of Black People working in HIV/AIDS

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Antiviral CARs in Stem Cells: Can We Engineer Lifelong Immunity?

Scott G. Kitchen, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, UCLAHumanized Mouse Core Laboratory, Division of Hematology / Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

Mental Health and HIV-Risk: Leveraging Families to Promote Adolescent Well-Being

Geri R. Donenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Medicine & Psychology, Director, Healthy Youths Program, Director, Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds and the School of Nursing

Immunotherapeutic Approaches for HIV-1 Cure

Dan H. Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Virology & Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology

Immune-Based Strategies Targeting Inflammation and Viral Persistence in SIV-Infected Macaques

Mirko Paiardini, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building