History

The Division of Experimental Medicine (DEM) in the UCSF Department of Medicine was established in 2006 to promote multidisciplinary studies of immunity to global infectious diseases. The DEM currently includes 7 faculty members and their research laboratories, as well as a Core Immunology and Genomics Laboratory, and numerous collaborators. The scientific and administrative staff of the DEM includes 85 individuals and continues to grow.

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The work of the DEM encompasses laboratory studies carried out in our 27,000 sq. ft. facility at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and in the BSL3/ABSL3 facilities at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, together with clinical studies in San Francisco and around the world (e.g., Brazil, Uganda, Ethiopia, Australia, England, South Africa, and France). The DEM faculty and staff develop and use innovative approaches to understand immune responses that protect against HIV, TB, malaria, and other globally important infectious diseases. Our goal is to contribute to control and elimination of these diseases by harnessing the power of the immune system.