The Immunopaedia team interviews influential immunologists as often as possible. These leading researchers speak to us on a variety of subjects and we record them for posterity.
Jeffery Dorfman Interview
Dr Jeffery Dorfman is the Group Leader at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Immunology at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Dorfman studied B cell memory to P. falciparum malaria at the Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Kilifi, Kenya. He spoke to Immunopaedia about the how the immune system responds to a malaria infection.
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Henry Mwandumba Interview
Dr Henry Mwandumba is based in Blantyre, Malawi as a Consultant Physician at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme. He is also a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow and the new President of Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS).
Dr Mwandumba spoke to Immunopaedia about TB Immunity in the lung.
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Wendy Burgers Interview
Dr Wendy Burgers is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Virology and a full member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Burgers’ spoke to Immunopaedia about HIV immune evasion mechanisms and the development of a HIV vaccine.
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Guido Ferrari Interview
Dr Guido Ferrari is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University.
Dr Ferrari’s research revolves around class I-mediated cytotoxic CD8+ T cell responses, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), gene expression in T cellular subsets upon infection with HIV-1. Dr Ferrari spoke to the Immunopaedia team about ADCC and antibody functions.
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Georg Hollander Interview
Professor Georg Hollander is an experimental immunologist jointly based at the University of Oxford, England and University of Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on understanding the development and function of the microenviroment of the thymus and how that can be translated in primary immunodeficiences. Georg spoke to the Immunopaedia team about the importance of tolerance in regulating immune responses.
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Timothy Ray Brown Interview
Timothy Ray Brown, the “Berlin Patient”, is the only person to be cured of HIV. Timothy was diagnosed with HIV in 1995 and later developed a form of leukemia. Due to a life-changing bone marrow transplant led by Dr Gero Hütter, Timothy received stem cells from a donor with a CCR5Δ32 mutation. This mutation inhibits the binding of HIV to CCR5, a receptor that is important for HIV entry into cells.
Timothy took time out to speak with the Immunopaedia team about his journey from being infected with HIV, how he was eventually cured and how his life has changed since then.
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