Translational Virology Core





The Translational Virology Core facilitates the acquisition, processing and cryostorage of clinical specimens for clinical trial participants of San Diego CFAR-affiliated studies. The Core also performs a variety of basic science and clinical assays that are essential for clinical, translational, and basic science research for investigators within UC San Diego as well as outside researchers.

Click the links at the right to see how the San Diego CFAR Translational Virology Core can help you.



At a Glance


Stein Clinical Research Building

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0679
La Jolla, CA 92093


Watch and Read

An altruistic and noble "Last Gift" from AIDS patients at the end of life.

Dr. Smith's  Curriculum Vitae  and publications.

Read: Subclinical CMV replication leads to lower CD4/CD8 ratio during suppressive ART.

Dr. Smith is included in an Israeli news program.  He appears at the 18:45 minute mark.

Watch on UCSD-TV "HIV/SIDA: The Epidemic in Tijuana"

Read about Dr. Smith's 2015 election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Smith is featured in this 2015 Science article.

View CFAR researchers, Drs. Sara Gianella Weibel and Josue Perez Santiago, discussing neurological issues at CROI 2015 in Seattle.

Read an interview about Dr. Smith's 2012 NIDA Avant Garde Award.

Press releases from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the UC San Diego Health System about Dr. Smith receiving the 2012 Avant Garde award for HIV research.

Watch interviews from May 2010 and June 2012.

Read about Dr. Smith receiving the 2010 HIV Research Award from the HIV Medical Association.

View an interactive map or a PDF  of worldwide HAND sites.

Watch a video presentation on superinfection and dual infection from the Physicians' Research Network.