AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Paul Denton, AIAS Fellow
Search for a Cure. Characterizing and Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs in Patients
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The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
Latent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is defined as the persistence of inactive, but replication competent virus despite therapy. Overcoming latent HIV infection is the biggest challenge in the search for an HIV cure. My goals for this presentation are: (i) to communicate recent findings regarding the intestines as an anatomical site that harbors latent HIV infection and (ii) to relate current results from small clinical studies evaluating novel HIV cure interventions intended to eliminate latent HIV infection.
Paul W. Denton is an AIAS Jens Christian Skou Fellow. He earned his Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2008. His thesis research topic was HIV transmission and the prevention of transmission in humanized mice. Paul went on to study HIV latency and to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of antivirals in humanized mice as a research instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In January 2014, Paul joined the faculty at Aarhus University where he conducts patient-based research into HIV latency with a focus on virus persistence in the intestines.
What is a Fellows' Seminar?
The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.
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