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David Watkins

General Information

David  Watkins

Contact

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Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Roles

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Vice Chair of Research

Research Interests

My interests lie in understanding the relationship between the immune system and pathogens.  More specifically, I am fascinated by the interactions between CD8+ T cells and the AIDS virus.  This involves a comprehensive knowledge of the MHC class I molecules of humans and non-human primates.  I have developed a program to understand this relationship over the past 20 years.  More recently, I have devoted considerable time and effort to HIV vaccine development.

Awards

AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis Study Section
Kellett Mid-Career Award
Member, IAVI Vaccine Science Subcommittee
Member, AIDS Vaccine Research Working Group
NIH Study Section, AIDS and Related Research Review Group, ARR-2
Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award
Editorial Board, Immunogenetics
American Editor, Immunogenetics

Education

1988 Fellow
Harvard Medical School
1985 PhD
University of Rochester
1984 M.S.
University of Rochester
1982 B.S.
University of Durham

Publications