In this core, Dr. Bumgarner's group will be responsible for performing sequencing analysis of viral populations isolated from a primate model of hematopoetic cell transplant (HCT) aimed at a targeted cure for HIV.

Public Health Relevance

The underlying hypothesis being tested it that conditioning and HCT regimens that do not eliminate the latent reservoir will bias the remaining virus toward more ancestral sequences, and sequences representing anatomic sites (for example, GALT or CNS) containing the most persistent reservoir. We will perform genetic analysis on viral sequences obtained from blood, cerebral spinal fluid, and the intestinal tract, before and at intervals during the year after HCT to test this hypothesis.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
5U19AI096111-04
Application #
8691711
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-07-01
Budget End
2015-06-30
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Seattle
State
WA
Country
United States
Zip Code
98109
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