Dr. Thomas oversees clinical research projects whose aims are focused on understanding the natural history and pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus infection. Liver disease in HIV infected people is a special area of clinical and research focus. He is the principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health grants and holds a U.S. patent.
Balagopal, Ashwin; David M. Asmuth; Wei-Teng Yang; Thomas B. Campbell; Nikhil Gupte; Laura Smeaton; Cecilia Kanyama; Beatriz Grinsztejn; Breno Santos; Khuanchai Supparatpinyo; et al. "Pre-cART elevation of CRP and CD4<sup>+</sup> t-cell immune activation associated with HIV clinical progression in a multinational case-cohort study." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2015;70(2):163-171. 0
Bailey, Justin R.; Kimberly A. Dowd; Anna E. Snider; William O. Osburn; Shruti H. Mehta; Gregory D. Kirk; David L. Thomas; Stuart C. Ray. "CD4 <sup>+</sup> T-Cell-Dependent Reduction in Hepatitis C Virus-Specific Neutralizing Antibody Responses After Coinfection With Human Immunodeficiency Virus." Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015;212(6):914-923. 1
Chung, Raymond T.; Gary L. Davis; Donald M. Jensen; Henry Masur; Michael S. Saag; David L. Thomas; Andrew I. Aronsohn; Michael R. Charlton; Jordan J. Feld; Robert J. Fontana; et al. "Hepatitis C guidance: AASLD-IDSA recommendations for testing, managing, and treating adults infected with hepatitis C virus." Hepatology. 2015;62(3):932-954.
Hiramine, Satoshi; Masaya Sugiyama; Norihiro Furusyo; Hirofumi Uto; Akio Ido; Hirohito Tsubouchi; Hisayoshi Watanabe; Yoshiyuki Ueno; Masaaki Korenaga; Kazumoto Murata; et al. "A thymine–adenine dinucleotide repeat polymorphism near IL28B is associated with spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus." Journal of Gastroenterology. 2015.
El-Diwany, Ramy; Lisa N. Wasilewski; Kenneth W. Witwer; Justin R. Bailey; Kimberly Page; Stuart C. Ray; Andrea L. Cox; David L. Thomas; Ashwin Balagopal. "Acute hepatitis C virus infection induces consistent changes in circulating MicroRNAs that are associated with nonlytic hepatocyte release." Journal of Virology. 2015;89(18):9454-9464.