David O'Connor

Credentials: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

Position title: Pathogenetics of SIV and HIV Infections

Email: dhoconno@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-0845

Room 135
585 Science Dr
Madison, WI 53711


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focus groups:

Immunology; Virology

research description:

My lab is interested in RNA virus pathogenesis and immunity, with an emphasis on HIV.     We are particularly interested in understanding how HIV and RNA viruses evolve to avoid recognition by the immune system and how the genetics of the immune system leads to differences in immune responses to viruses. We probe these interactions between viruses and the immune system in vitro, in non-human primates, and in people in collaboration with infectious disease clinicians.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Microbiology (MDTP), Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP), Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

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