Global Health Lecture Series: Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV by Breastfeeding in Africa
December 14, 2011
Edward Janoff, MD, Tim Gill Professor of Medicine & Microbiology and Director, Mucosal and Vaccine Research Center, University of Colorado
Dr. Janoff focuses on diseases of international importance, such as diarrheal disease, respiratory infections, and HIV-1/AIDS. His team characterizes mucosal responses to Streptococcus pneumoniae in the lung and to HIV-1 in the intestine, reproductive tract, and in breast milk.
Each study has been supported by a field site in Africa (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Botswana and South Africa) with collaborators from these African nations, the U.S. and Europe. The goal of his laboratory is to provide a scientific foundation for mucosal vaccines to prevent pneumococcal infections and transmission of HIV /AIDS. He integrates clinical and basic laboratory approaches to determine how pathogens interact with the host at the mucosal surface and how innate and humeral mechanisms, individually and in concert, serve to protect against infection.
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