Peter Hunt, MD named Co-Director of Basic/Translational Sciences in Center for AIDS Research
Peter Hunt MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Experimental Medicine at UCSF. His primary research focus is on the inflammatory consequences of HIV infection. His translational research program seeks to understand both the causes and consequences of persistent immune activation both in the presence and the absence of antiretroviral therapy. He collaborates extensively with a multidisciplinary team of investigators to assess the impact of persistent immune activation on mortality and chronic diseases associated with aging as well as on the persistence of HIV in cellular reservoirs. In July 2016, he started a laboratory to identify the determinants of persistent adaptive immune defects in treated HIV infection, which likely contribute to infectious and neoplastic complications and may also serve as barriers to HIV cure. Dr. Hunt looks forward to interfacing with the basic and translational researchers across campus and in our affiliated organizations to help serve their needs in the CFAR.