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Immunity & Inflammation

IHV researchers conduct fundamental studies on immunity and immune evasion, including acute and chronic human pathogens. They identify the mechanisms for pathogen induction of inflammation and its impacts on chronic viral diseases including HIV and HCV.

There exists a critical emphasis on immune checkpoint regulators and their roles in viral immune evasion, as well as immunological studies as part of the HIV Cure strategy including relationships between immune regulation and viral latency or long-term consequences of viral-induced inflammation for comorbidities of HIV.

An additional research emphasis lies in cytokine signaling and chronic inflammatory diseases.