Virology and HIV

Virology research at UVA utilizes a number of approaches, including immunology, cell biology, structural biology and cancer biology, to study viruses that include influenza, hepatitis C, Ebola, dengue, KSHV and HIV.

Much of the basic research in HIV is conducted at the Myles H. Thaler Center for AIDS and Human Retrovirus Research, a community of infectious disease and immunology experts that ranks among the best in the nation. Researchers address fundamental questions about how HIV replicates at the cellular and molecular level, and how AIDS develops.

Stacey Burgess

Burgess, Stacey L.

Understanding how exposures in the intestine can influence the broader immune system.

Rebecca Dillingham

Dillingham, Rebecca Anne

Multi-level intervention design and evaluation to support better integrated care and improved outcomes for people living with HIV, Hepatitis C and substance use disorder.

Daniel Engel

Engel, Daniel A.

Drug Discovery and Molecular Biology of Pathogenic RNA viruses: Ebola, SARS-CoV-2, Influenza and Zika

Young Hahn

Hahn, Young S.

Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation


Hammarskjöld, Marie-Louise

Post Transcriptional Gene Regulation and the Molecular Biology of Human Retroviruses

Patrick Jackson

Jackson, Patrick E.

HIV virology

Peter Kasson

Kasson, Peter M.

Physical mechanisms of infectious disease; influenza infection; membrane fusion; antibiotic resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; machine learning.

Dean Kedes

Kedes, Dean H.

Human Herpes virus associated with malignancy, including Kaposi's Sarcoma

Barbara Mann

Mann, Barbara J.

Pathogenicity of Francisella tularensis and vaccines

William Petri

Petri, William A.

Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections

David Rekosh

Rekosh, David M.

Human Immunodeficiency; Virus Gene Expression