The San Diego CFAR Developmental Core has funded 95 grants between 1994-2013. Collectively, these grants have resulted in 448 publications and more than $107 million in peer-reviewed funding.

The following list of previously funded Developmental grants will give you an idea of the range of our investigators' research.

December 2017
Investigator Project title
Langa, Patricio, PhD HIV-related knowledge and practices among higher education students in Maputo
Martinson, Neil, MD, MPH Understanding TB and HIV amongst sex workers and their clients in Klerksdorp, South Africa: A respondent driven study
June 2017
Investigator Project title
Chaillon, Antoine, PhD The prostate as a reservoir for residual replication
Garimella, Pranav Sandilya. MD Novel markers of tubular secretion and kidney function decline in women with HIV
Grelotti, David, MD Self-report of sexual activity by young MSM using interactive text messaging
Hoenigl, Martin, MD Standardized oral Beta-D glucan challenge for measuring microbial translocation in HIV infection
Stoneham, Charlotte, PhD Combined EM-proteomics approach for the study of HIV-host interactions
December 2016
Investigator Project title
Benjamin, Murrell, PhD Exploring the 2015 Indiana HIV outbreak using Twitter and machine learning (Resubmission)
Mackey, Timothy, PhD Rapid HIV Env epitope discovery with high throughput mutational analysis
June 2016
Investigator Project title
Blumenthal, Jill, MD Biological factors affecting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) levels in cervicovaginal fluid
Hall, Drew, PhD Immunosignaturing for HIV surveillance
Hoenigl, Martin, MD Consequences of risky decision making in the era of PrEP
December 2015
Investigator Project title
Gaines, Tommi, PhD Examining geographic disparities in HIV testing and medical care among American Indians and Alaska Natives in San Diego County
Gonzalez, David, PhD Spatiotemporal mapping of HIV pathogenesis and host subcellular protein dynamics
Martin, Natasha, DPhil Characterizing the HCV epidemic among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in San Diego County
Pines, Heather, PhD PrEP preparedness study among female sex workers in the Mexico-US border region
June 2015
Investigator Project title
Servin, Argentina, MD Estimating labor exploitation and HIV/STI risk and infection among 
female migrants at the Mexico-Guatemala Border
Singh, Rajendra, PhD Developing an ELISA-based screening assay for the HIV-1 
NEF/MHC-I/AP1 complex
Radhika, MD, PhD
Characterizing the knowledge, attitudes, and current practices
of Mozambican traditional healers for patients in an HIV-endemic region
December 2014
Investigator Project title
Henry, Brook, PhD iSTEP: A text message intervention to increase physical activity
and reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in HIV+ 
Scheffler, Konrad, PhD Computational identification of HIV antibody epitopes using the Env
structure and sequence context
Strain, Matthew, 
Same-day nucleic acid test (SD-NAT) to diagnose acute HIV
Wagner, Gabriel, MD Full-length deep sequencing of HIV-1 pol to investigate the 
evolution of HIV drug resistance
Weibel, Nadir, PhD PIRC-NET: Analyzing social media to characterize HIV at-risk 
populations among MSM in San Diego
Zhu, Jiang- TSRI, PhD Rational design of particle immunogens to target the N332 site of 
HIV-1 vulnerability
June 2014
Investigator Project title
Aronoff-Spencer, Eli, 
Rapid point-of-care (POC) testing for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C 
infection using a low cost, smartphone-based potentiostat.
Gianella, Sara,
Therapeutic HIV vaccine to target the HIV reservoir in anatomic 
compartments during suppressive antiretroviral therapy
Lewinski, Mary, PhD System for studying HIV-1 accessory gene effects on the 
Pitpitan, Eileen, PhD Syndemic conditions and linkage to HIV care among men who have 
sex with men in Tijuana, Mexico
December 2013
Investigator Project title
Desplats, Paula, PhD BCL11B role on HIV-1 latency and inflammation in the brain: a new microglial model
Ulibarri, Monica, PhD Couples-based HIV prevention for FSWs and their non-commercial partners in Mexico
Wertheim, Joel, PhD Genetic relatedness of HIV in epidemiologically linked partners in New York City
June 2013
Investigator Project title
Eli Aronoff, Spencer, MD, PhD Whole-cell electrochemical diagnostics for point of care
HIV detection in resource-limited settings
Nadejda Beliakova-Bethell, PhD Novel host factors and pathways that can be modulated to overcome HIV latency
Sara Gianella, MD HIV viral reservoir in anatomic compartments
Sanjay Mehta, MD Determining the association between mitochondrial DNA and accelerated immune aging in HIV infection
Elizabeth Reed, ScD Economic debt, drug use, and HIV risk among sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico
December 2011
Investigator Project title
Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD Histone variant in anal cancer
Karla Wagner, PhD Personal networks of FSW-IDUs and their male partners:  Broadening the context of HIV prevention
Andrew Ward, PhD Using electron microscopy to investigate the interactions between broad neutralizing antibodies and HIV spike proteins
June 2011
Investigator Project title
Eliah Aronoff-Spencer,MD, PhD Yeast-based diagnostics for HIV virus detection and tropism determination in resource-limited settings
Yuxing Li, PhD Novel broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting the HIV Env MPER region
Pietro Sanna, MD Characterization of novel HIV-1 Tg mice of neuroAIDS
December 2010
Investigator Project title
Maile Young Karris, MD Evaluation of T-cell dynamics in HIV-1 latency and acute HIV-1 infection
Jay Silverman, PhD HIV and trafficking for sexual exploitation in the U.S.-Mexico border region
Elina Zuniga, PhD Defining molecular mechanisms of plasmacytoid dendritic cell dysfunction during chronic HIV infection
June 2010
Investigator Project title
Seth Cohen, PhD Examining and optimizing metal-ligand interactions in HIV integrase inhibitors
Victoria Roberts PhD Defining the DNA footprint on HIV integrase by computational docking
Jerry Yang, PhD HIV and trafficking for sexual exploitation in the U.S.-Mexico border region

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