Clive Gray

Bio:Clive Gray is the Head of the Immunology Department,University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Immunology in 1994 from the University of the Witwatersrand and subsequently received the James Gear Fellowship allowing him to take up a post-doctoral position at the Center for AIDS Research, Stanford University, USA. Whilst at Stanford he was one of the first to research on the restoration of immunity in HIV infected individuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy and then to examine the fine specific nature of T cells using MHC tetramers.
He returned to South Africa in 1998 and has since built up an internationally recognized immunology laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg. His interest lies in understanding the immunopathogenesis of HIV and what constitutes survival and differentiation of antigen-specific memory CD4 and CD8 T cells and what would be required with vaccine-induced immunity. He played a formative role in the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) and has been part of the SAAVI development team for the DNA and MVA candidate vaccines now in clinical trials in the US and South Africa. As the Principal Investigator for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) immunology laboratory in Southern African, he is responsible for measuring vaccine immunogenicity in clinical trials in the region.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Immunology in the Immunology DptImmunology, Duke University and a member of the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town. In January 2011, he will move to the University of Cape Town to take up the Chair of Immunology.
Address:Department of Immunology
Cape Town University, Cape Town
ZA - South Africa

Last update: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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