Graduate Students

Leo Stamatatos

A major area of interest for our team is to better understand how neutralizing antibodies against HIV are developed during natural HIV-infection. We are particularly interested in: a) identifying factors influencing the development of such antibodies by HIV+ subjects, b) understanding how the virus evolves to avoid the action of such antibodies, and c) identifying the particular HIV epitopes that these antibodies target. Another major research focus is the comparative evaluation of various approaches to design novel HIV vaccines to elicit neutralizing antibodies against all viral variants circulating in the world.

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