Gilead HIV Cure Mentored Scientist Awards

The purpose of the Gilead HIV Cure Mentored Scientist Award at the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research is to mentor and train early stage investigators participating in HIV cure research. The award is open to investigators at a senior stage of clinical or postdoctoral training, and to new faculty at UCSF and affiliated partner institutes. Cure research projects can be in clinical or basic laboratory science and must contribute to the goals of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research. Applicants for this award must indicate a faculty research mentor(s) who will commit to guiding the applicant throughout the duration of the proposed project.

The award amount for this program is $45,000 in direct costs for one year.

For more information and application deadlines (1-2 times a year), please see the RAP portal.

Spring 2018 Awardee

Rachel Rutishauser, MD, PhD

Exploring the role of TCF-7 in the regulation of HIV-specific CD8+ T Cell

Daniela Boehm, PhD

Targeting SMYD5 Mediated Tat Methylation to Silence Latent HIV-1”

Spring 2017 Awardees

Leonard Chavez, PhD

Replenishment of the HIV reservoir following reactivation of latent HIV

Andrea Gramatica, PhD

Identifying potent, non-toxic latency reversing agents that function through the mTOR pathway