amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Scientific Advisory Committee

Jintanat Ananworanich, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair)
Associate Director for Therapeutics Research
US Military HIV Research Program

Patrick Arbuthnot, Ph.D.*
Director
Antiviral Gene Therapy Research Unit
University of the Witwatersrand

Alberto Bosque, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
The George Washington University

Jason Brenchley, Ph.D.*
Senior Investigator
Immunopathogenesis Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Wendy Burgers, MSc, Ph.D.*
Senior Researcher
Division of Medical Virology
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine
University of Cape Town

Dennis R. Burton, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Immunology
The Scripps Research Institute

Benjamin Burwitz, Ph.D.*
Research Assistant Professor
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health and Science University

Salvatore T. Butera, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Scripps CHAVI-ID
The Scripps Research Institute

Edward Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine
Loyola University at Chicago

Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University

Ann Chahroudi, M.D., Ph.D.*
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs
School of Medicine
Emory University

David B. Clifford, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Leslie Cockerham, M.D.*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical College of Wisconsin

C. Budd Colby, Ph.D.
Principal
Colby Biomedical Ventures

Grant Colfax, M.D.
Director
Marin Health and Human Services
San Rafael, California

Deborah Jean Cotton, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Bryan R. Cullen, Ph.D., D.Sc.
James B. Duke Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and
Microbiology
Director, Duke University Center for Virology
Duke University Medical Center

Susanna Cunningham-Rundles, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Research Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Richard Thomas D’Aquila, M.D.
The Howard Taylor Ricketts Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Northwestern HIV Translational
Research Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Bruno De Geest, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineer
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology
Ghent University Hospital

Sherry Deren, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
New York University College of Nursing

Roger Detels, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles

Felipe Diaz-Griffero, Ph.D.*
Professor
Elsie Wachtel Faculty Scholar
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D.
Director
Division of AIDS (DAIDS)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Ivan D’Orso, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Texas Southwestern

Daniel C. Douek, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Human Immunology Section
Vaccine Research Center
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

D. Peter Drotman, M.D., M.P.H.
Editor-in-Chief
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health
Program for the Study of LGBT Health
NYS Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University

Susan Engelbrecht, Ph.D.*
Medical Scientist
Division of Medical Virology
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University and NHLS

Lucie Etienne, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor
Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, INSERM

Homayoon Farzadegan, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Daniela Fera, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Swarthmore College

Dianne M. Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Director of the Cancer Center Biostatics
Massachusetts General Hospital

Andrés Finzi, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Université de Montréal, Centre de Recherche du CHUM

Gerald Herbert Friedland, M.D.
Professor and Director
AIDS Care Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Catherine Godfrey, M.D.*
Division of AIDS
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Warner Greene, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor
Director and Senior Investigator, Center for HIV Cure Research
Gladstone Institutes

Huldrych Günthard, M.D.*
Professor of Infectious Diseases
Senior Staff Physician/Deputy Director
Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
University Hospital of Zurich

Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Scientist
Division of Pathobiology and Immunology
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Oregon Health and Science University

Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Boston University

Joshua Herbeck*
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health
University of Washington

Charles H. Hinkin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral
Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

David Ho, M.D.
Scientific Director, Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Ya-Chi Ho, M.D., Ph.D. *
Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Medicine
Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University

Thomas J. Hope, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Bonnie Howell, Ph.D.*
‎Executive Director, Infectious Disease and Vaccines
Merck & Co., Inc

Shiu-Lok Hu, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Washington

Nolwenn Jouvenet, Ph.D.*
Group Leader
Viral Genomics and Vaccination
Department of Virology
Institut Pasteur

Jonathan Karn, Ph.D.*
Director
Center for AIDS Research
Case Western Reserve University

Elly Katabira, M.D., FRCP*
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Makerere University

Vineet KewalRamani, Ph.D.
Chief, Model Development Section
HIV Drug Resistance Program
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Scott Kitchen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Neeltje Kootstra, Ph.D.*
Principal Investigator
Amsterdam UMC (location AMC)
University of Amsterdam

Richard Kornbluth, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Chief Scientific Officer
Multimeric Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Richard A. Koup, M.D.
Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center
Chief, Immunology Laboratory
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Daniel Kuritzkes, M.D.*
Harriet Ryan Albee Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Nathaniel R. Landau, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Microbiology
New York University School of Medicine

Alan L. Landay, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Michael Lederman, M.D.
Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for AIDS Research
Case Western Reserve University

Tun-Hou Lee, D.Sc.
Professor of Virology, Emeritus
Department of Immunology and Infectious
Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health

Dara Lehman, Ph.D.*
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Michael J. Leibowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, Davis

Robert J. Levine, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Yale University

Judy Lieberman, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Immune Disease Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

H. Kim Lyerly, M.D.
Professor in Surgery, Immunology, Pathology
George Barth Geller Chair of Cancer Research
Director of the Center of Applied Therapeutics
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University Medical Center

Frank Maldarelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator
HIV DRP Host-Virus Interaction Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

David M. Margolis, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and
Immunology, and Epidemiology
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Martin H. Markowitz, M.D.
Professor and Clinical Director
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Kenneth Hugh Mayer, M.D.
Infectious Disease Attending & Director of HIV
Prevention Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Research Director, Co-Chair
The Fenway Institute/Fenway Health

Joseph M. McCune, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Donna Mildvan, M.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center

Paula Munderi, M.D., FRCP*
Head of the HIV Care Research Programme
Medical Research Council Research Unit on AIDS
Uganda Virus Research Institute

Lishomwa Ndhlovu, M.D., Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Thumbi Ndung'u, Ph.D.*
Investigator and Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Research Group Leader
KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH)

Jay A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health and Science University

David O'Connor, Ph.D.*
Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nancy Padian, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Savita Pahwa, M.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor in Pediatrics and Medicine
Director of the Miami Center for AIDS Research
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Tristram G. Parslow, M.D., Ph.D.
William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Matija Peterlin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and
Immunology
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Matthew Porteus, M.D., Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation
Stanford University

Lynn Pulliam, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Lee Ratner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine

Roger Keith Reeves, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Center for Virology and Vaccine Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Andrew Rice, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Melissa Robbiani, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director of Biomedical HIV Research
Center for Biomedical Research
Population Council

Harriet Robinson, Ph.D.*
Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus
GeoVax

Fabio Romerio, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland

Ruth M. Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientist, Department of Virology and Immunology
Southwest National Primate Research Center
Director, Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Timothy Schacker, M.D.*
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota

Frederick A. Schmitt, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and
Psychology and Behavioral Science
Sanders Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky

Gerald Schochetman, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Diagnostics Research
Abbott Laboratories

Amit Sharma*
Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
The Ohio State University

Gail Skowron, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

Davey Smith, M.D.*
Professor
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Celsa Spina, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
University of California, San Diego

Adam Spivak, M.D.*
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Utah

Leonidas Stamatatos, Ph.D.
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Immunology and Vaccine Development Program
Seattle, WA

Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Rob Striker, M.D., Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Koen van Besien, M.D.*
Professor
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program
Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Gert van Zyl, MBChB (Pret), MMed (SU), FCPath(SA), PhD(SU) *
Associate Professor
Division of Medical Virology
Department of Pathology
Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences; and National Health Laboratory Services, Tygerberg

Linos Vandekerckhove, M.D., Ph.D.*
Professor
Department of General Internal Medicine
Ghent University Hospital

Barbara Visscher, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Professor of Epidemiology
University of California, Los Angeles

David Vlahov, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing,
Epidemiology, and Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco

David J. Volsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Molecular Virology Laboratory
Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals

Steven S. Witkin, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Peter R. Wolfe, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Sub-Investigator
Ruane Clinical Research

Richard T. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology
IAVI Center for Neutralizing Antibodies
The Scripps Research Institute

Alexander Zelikin, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University

*Adjunct Member

Updated: September 2018