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Guido Silvestri

Professor
Emory Vaccine Center

Eminent Scholar
Georgia Research Alliance

Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Division Chief
Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Investigator
Emory Center for AIDS Research

Phone: 404-727-9139

Fax: 404-727-7768

Email: gsilves@emory.edu

Dr. Guido Silvestri received his MD in Ancona, Italy, and completed Residency training in Internal Medicine & Clinical Immunology (Florence 1990) and Pathology (U. Penn 2001). He is currently a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Comparative Pathology, and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, where is also serves as Chair of the Division of Microbiology & Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Dr. Silvestri has been involved in studies of HIV pathogenesis and vaccines using non-human primate models since 1993, and has authored or co-authored 141 peer-reviewed publications in this field including some in the highest impact journals (Nature, Science, Cell, etc). He is recipient of several NIH awards, and has given over 100 lectures and seminar in many academic and government institutions around the world. Dr. Silvestri is an Editor of PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Virology, and Journal of Infectious Diseases, a member of the CROI organizing committee, and was Co-Chair of the 6th International AIDS Conference in Rome, 2011.

Research Interests

Dr. Guido Silvestri received his MD in Ancona, Italy, and completed Residency training in Internal Medicine & Clinical Immunology (Florence 1990) and Pathology (U. Penn 2001). He is currently a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Comparative Pathology, and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, where is also serves as Chair of the Division of Microbiology & Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Since 1993, Dr. Silvestri has been involved in studies of AIDS pathogenesis, prevention, and therapy, mostly using non-human primate models of SIV and SHIV infection. Dr. Silvestri is currently the principal investigator of several NIH grants, including an R37 MERIT award, and he is involved in both the Consortium for AIDS vaccine studies in non-human primates and the CHAVI-ID. He has authored or co-authored 149 peer-reviewed publications in this field, including some in the highest impact journals (Cell, Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, etc). Dr. Silvestri is an Associate Editor of PLoS Pathogens and the Journal of Immunology, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Virology, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology Reviews. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), of the International AIDS Society Scientific Working Group on HIV Cure, and was a Co-Chair of the 6th International AIDS Conference in Rome, July 17-20th, 2011.

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