2012 Awardees

Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research is a research grant program for early-career investigators with no prior experience in HIV research. Awards were announced at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, United States.

Jesse Bloom, PhD
Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Biophysical Underpinnings of gp120 Evolvability

Michael Elliot, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester
Apoptotic cell clearance signaling and HIV-associated inflammation

Dhiraj Kumar, PhD
Principal Investigator, Staff Research Scientist
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Cellular Autophagy response on HIV infections and implications on opportunistic Mtb infections

Wilson Liao, MD
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Psoriasis and HIV-1 Control

Robert Lowe, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Role of FoxP3 in blocking transcriptional activation of the HIV-LTR in regulatory T cells

Adam Murphy, MD, MBA
Clinical Instructor
Northwestern University
Impact of HIV status and race on disparities in prostate cancer treatment and incidence

Gretchen Neigh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University
Effects of Adolescent Stress and HIV on the Stress Response and Neuroinflammation

Matias Ostrowski, DVM, PhD
Research Associate
University of Buenos Aires
Characterization of Gag trafficking pathways in HIV-1 infected macrophages and CD4+ T cells

Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD
Assistant Investigator/ Assistant Professor
Gladstone Institutes/University of California, San Francisco
Developing small animal models of HIV elite controller and rapid progressor immunity

Eroboghene Ubogu, MBBS
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
CCR5 mediated trafficking of HIV-infected mononuclear leukocytes at the human blood-nerve barrier in vitro