Zhu, Tuofu

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Tuofu
Last Name: 
Zhu
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Title: 
Associate Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
other
Mail/Box #: 

357080

Office Location: 

Rosen Building, Room 161

Office Phone: 
(206) 732-6079
Research

Research Summary: 

We are currently focusing on the pathogenesis of HIV infection with particular emphasis on the mechanisms for controlling HIV-1 at low levels in vivo. We are devoting considerable effort toward identifying HIV-1 strains which are defective or attenuated, and human genes that protect against and/or control HIV-1 infection. We also have interest in defining the role of CD14+ monocytes in HIV-1 transmission as well as during the very early course of HIV-1 infection. The above studies should assist in developing new therapeutic strategies and HIV-1 vaccine or strategies to enhance vaccine efficacy. We are also developing new technologies and assays for detection of viral infections including HIV-1.

Short Research Description: 
HIV-1 controller, vaccine, latent infection, virus detection
Areas of Interest: 
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
Keywords: 
<p> HIV-1 Pathogenesis, Vaccine, Therapy and Transmission, Human Genetics, detection of viral DNA/RNA.</p>
Publications