2013 Awardees

The 2013 round of the Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Program targeted early-career investigators with no prior experience in HIV cure research. Awards were announced at the 2013 IAS Conference on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Matthew Callaghan, MD
Consulting Associate Professor
Stanford University
Sampling and analysis of thoracic duct lymphocytes in HIV+ patients

Sara Gianella Weibel, MD
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
Impact of CMV replication on the HIV–1 latent reservoir

Rik Gijsbers, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher/ Bioscience Engineer
KU Leuven
Impact of integration site selection on HIV persistence

Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD
Principal Investigator
University of Oxford
Development of a diagnostic T cell assay to confirm disruption of latent HIV-1 infection

Haishan Li, PhD
Research Associate
University of Maryland
Targeting antiapoptotic signaling for eradication of HIV latent reservoir

JJ Miranda, PhD
Assistant Investigator
The J. David Gladstone Institutes
Bridges within the HIV-human hosthogen genome

Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii
Targeting Tim-3 for elimination of HIV reservoirs

Jonah Sacha, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Oregon Health & Science University
Defining and eliminating the macrophage reservoir

Eileen Scully, MD, PhD
Ragon Institute for MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Targeting NK cell activity to eradicate the HIV-1 reservoir

Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Gut barrier dysfunction and dysbiosis on HIV persistence and immune activation

Di Yu, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory Head
Monash University
A super-agonistic antibody to human IL-21 to boost immunity for HIV cure