Prof. David Montefiori Duke University, USA1 Talk
Dr. Montefiori is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for HIV and COVID-19 Vaccine Research & Development in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. His major research interests are viral immunology and HIV and COVID-19 vaccine development, with a special emphasis on neutralizing... read moreantibodies. Dr. Montefiori directs a large vaccine immune monitoring program that operates in compliance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice and has served as a national and international resource for standardized assessments of neutralizing antibody responses in preclinical and clinical trials of candidate HIV vaccines since 1988. More recently he turned his attention to SARS-CoV-2, with a special interest in emerging variants and how they might impact transmission and vaccines. His laboratory also measures neutralizing antibody responses in preclinical and clinical studies of COVID-19 vaccines. He has published over 700 original research papers that have helped shape the scientific rationale for antibody-based vaccines.