Translational Virology Core


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We are humbled to have Paul Edmonds visit the TV Core (3/14/24), known as the "City of Hope Patient." 
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See a list of all the COVID-19 press appearances by Dr. Smith here
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HIV Language Guide
It's important to use correct language when referring to study participants. The Last Gift Team will make every effort to use person-first, inclusive, and respectful language.

The Last Gift Study
Learn more about the Last Gift HIV rapid autopsy research study




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The TV CORE also servies these CENTERS & STUDIES:
AntiViral Research Center (AVRC)
AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG)
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC)
Last Gift Study



The Translational Virology (TV) Core advances virology research, with a primary focus on HIV, by acquiring, processing, and cryostoring diverse specimens from research study and clinical trial participants. Our Core offers a comprehensive suite of basic and clinical virology assays and analysis tools, essential for clinical, translational, and basic science research, supporting investigators within the UC San Diego community and beyond. We uphold the highest standards of integrity and quality, ensuring rigorous and ethical handling of all specimens and data, reinforcing our commitment to research excellence. The Core is community-oriented and participant-centered, prioritizing the needs and well-being of our local community and clinical trial participants throughout the research process. We provide comprehensive training for all researchers, with a special focus on supporting underrepresented trainees, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment to cultivate the next generation of scientific leaders.

Submit a Service Request to see how the San Diego CFAR Translational Virology Core can help you.

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