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The Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease Center for Viral Hepatitis

Research

The Center has extensive programs in basic research related to hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, including:

Field / LeaderResearch Focus

Clinical Research
  Sulkowski

  • Clinical trials of interferon-based and small-molecule therapy for HCV infection

Epidemiology
Pathogenesis
  Thomas

  • Determinants of the progression of liver disease during chronic HCV infection
  • Pathogenesis of HIV-HCV coinfection
Human Genetics
HIV/HBV Coinfection
  Thio
  • Human genetic variation affecting the outcomes of HBV and HCV infections
  • Treatment and virology of HBV and HIV coinfection
Immunology (Cellular)
  Cox
  • Cellular immune responses to HCV during acute and chronic infection
  • Mechanisms of cellular immune failure during the transition from acute to chronic infection

Immunology (Innate)
Hepatic Inflammation
  Balagopal

  • Microbial translocation and Kupffer cells in HIV-HCV coinfection
  • In situ liver studies of HIV-HCV pathogenesis
 
Virology / Evolution
Immunology (humoral)
  Ray
  • Evolution and immune evasion of the HCV genome during acute and chronic infection
  • Determinants of neutralization of HCV by antibodies

 

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