Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for Virology & Vaccine Research –
The Center for Virology and Vaccine Research (CVVR) aims to promote research and education activities related to virology, vaccinology, and related disciplines, including basic, translational, and clinical vaccine research. The Center consists of primary and affiliate faculty and focuses on the development of vaccines against infectious, oncologic, degenerative, and other diseases.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research –
The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research is a center within the Department of Biostatistics of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health whose core mission is to foster and conduct statistical activity in clinical trials and other public health research areas in HIV disease and other infectious diseases, notably, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis and more recently influenza; to promote innovative strategies for medical interventions and study design; and to provide education and training relevant to statistical and epidemiological aspects of research in these areas.
Johns Hopkins University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute –
HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems. Headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, HHMI employs more than 2,500 individuals across the United States. In fiscal year 2015, HHMI invested $666 million in U.S. biomedical research and provided $85 million in grants and other support for science education.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group –
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a Department of Energy Lab that has as primary purposes enhancing global nuclear security and protecting the world through innovative science and technology. The Los Alamos team is part of the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, which was one of the first theoretical biology groups in the world, founded in the early 1970s. We bring interdisciplinary computational and mathematical approaches to bear on understanding diseases with serious impact on public health, focusing on vaccine design, viral evolution, and modeling the immune response.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Ragon Institute –
The Ragon Institute was established in February 2009 at MGH, MIT, and Harvard with a dual mission: to contribute to the accelerated discovery of an HIV/AIDS vaccine and to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology. Founded with a commitment of $100 million from Mr. and Mrs. Ragon, the institute is structured and positioned to significantly contribute to a global effort to successfully develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine by: Creating non-traditional partnerships among experts with different but complementary backgrounds; Providing a means for rapidly funding promising studies and emerging concepts in the field; Integrating key facets of current vaccine development efforts that have tended to follow separate tracks ; Providing a substantial pool of accessible, flexible funding that will help lower the threshold for scientists to pursue risky, unconventional avenues of study that are unlikely to attract funding from traditional sources.
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRC-ARC), SEARCH –
The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRC-ARC) was established as part of the Thai Red Cross Society in 1989 in response to the unfolding HIV epidemic in Southeast Asia, and its on-site VCT clinic currently serves more than 30,000 clients per year. SEARCH is a joint undertaking with the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and the TRC-ARC that conducts clinical studies in acute HIV infection, HIV cure, neuro-AIDS, and vaccines. SEARCH has conducted 27 studies, 5 of which were NIH funded. The TRC-ARC laboratory is managed by HIV-NAT and is one of only 4 College of American Pathology (CAP) accredited laboratories in Thailand.
The Scripps Research Center, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science –
The Department is bicoastal having laboratories in La Jolla, CA and Jupiter, FL. We are a world leader in rational vaccine design, particularly in relation to HIV, and in virology and viral pathogenesis. We have extensive efforts in B cell biology, T cell biology and autoimmunity. We are actively involved in training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in immunology and microbiology.
University of Pittsburgh –
US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) –
U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is a broad-based, highly collaborative and integrated research program with strong epidemiology, diagnostic, preclinical, and clinical research capabilities. Our strong preclinical research program is heavily based on humoral and cellular immune assessment laboratories, host and viral genetics, HIV molecular epidemiology, and adjuvant and antigen research.
Clinical studies conducted in the U.S., Africa and Asia play a key role in informing our vaccine development efforts. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics program supports HIV vaccine initiatives by evaluating, optimizing and deploying screening/diagnostic algorithms for accurate and early detection of HIV infection in HIV vaccine trials and acute infection studies.
US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at WRAIR –