Yong Gao

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Recent Research Projects

Development of a safe, effective and clinically acceptable VSV-based HIV vaccine

2017/18-2019/20 • $3,997,503 • PI,CO
Over 36 million people are currently infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and approximately 1.8 million new people are infected annually. While drugs exist to help treat an infection, there is currently no vaccine available to prevent the infection. We propose to improve upon a...

Evaluating the HIV cellular reservoir in preclinical and Phase 1 clinical trial samples after latency reversal with activator vaccines.

2016/17 • $100,000 • PI,CO
The inability to reactivate the HIV latent reservoir within HIV-specific CD4 T cells, the major cell reservoir for HIV, constitutes a significant roadblock for an HIV cure. Recent advances in latency reversal agents have shown transcriptional reactivation does not result in depletion of the...

Eliciting and identifying broad anti-HIV immune response with a Polyvalent Anti-HIV Vaccine

2015/16 • $100,000 • PI,CO
According to the WHO, there were ~35 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS and 2.1 million new HIV infections in 2013. Thirty-nine million people have died since the first cases were reported in 1981. Despite intensive research, there is still no effective anti-HIV vaccine. A major...