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Guido Ferrari, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Office: 115 Surg Oncol Res Fac, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 2926 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

The activities of the Ferrari Laboratory are based on both independent basic research and immune monitoring studies. The research revolves around three main areas of interest: class I-mediated cytotoxic CD8+ T cell responses, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), gene expression in NK and T cellular subsets upon infection with HIV-1. With continuous funding over the last 11 years from the NIH and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation along with many other productive collaborations within and outside of Duke, the Ferrari Lab has expanded its focus of research to include the ontogeny of HIV-1 specific immune responses that work by eliminating HIV-1 infected cells and how these can be induced by AIDS vaccine candidates.

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Genoa (Italy), 1985

Selected Grants

Publications

Pollara, Justin, Dorothy I. Jones, Tori Huffman, R Whitney Edwards, Maria Dennis, Shuk Hang Li, Shalini Jha, et al. “Bridging Vaccine-Induced HIV-1 Neutralizing and Effector Antibody Responses in Rabbit and Rhesus Macaque Animal Models..” J Virol 93, no. 10 (May 15, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02119-18.

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Spearman, Paul, Georgia D. Tomaras, David C. Montefiori, Ying Huang, Marnie L. Elizaga, Guido Ferrari, S Munir Alam, et al. “Rapid Boosting of HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Humans Following a Prolonged Immunologic Rest Period..” J Infect Dis 219, no. 11 (May 5, 2019): 1755–65. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz008.

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Pittala, Srivamshi, Kenneth Bagley, Jennifer A. Schwartz, Eric P. Brown, Joshua A. Weiner, Ilia J. Prado, Wenlei Zhang, et al. “Antibody Fab-Fc properties outperform titer in predictive models of SIV vaccine-induced protection..” Mol Syst Biol 15, no. 5 (May 2, 2019). https://doi.org/10.15252/msb.20188747.

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Pardi, Norbert, Celia C. LaBranche, Guido Ferrari, Derek W. Cain, István Tombácz, Robert J. Parks, Hiromi Muramatsu, et al. “Characterization of HIV-1 Nucleoside-Modified mRNA Vaccines in Rabbits and Rhesus Macaques..” Mol Ther Nucleic Acids 15 (April 15, 2019): 36–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtn.2019.03.003.

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Dennis, Maria, Joshua Eudailey, Justin Pollara, Arthur S. McMillan, Kenneth D. Cronin, Pooja T. Saha, Alan D. Curtis, et al. “Coadministration of CH31 Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Does Not Affect Development of Vaccine-Induced Anti-HIV-1 Envelope Antibody Responses in Infant Rhesus Macaques..” J Virol 93, no. 5 (March 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01783-18.

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Curtis, Alan D., Korey A. Walter, Rafiq Nabi, Kara Jensen, Aanini Dwivedi, Justin Pollara, Guido Ferrari, et al. “Oral Coadministration of an Intramuscular DNA/Modified Vaccinia Ankara Vaccine for Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Is Associated with Better Control of Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques..” Aids Research and Human Retroviruses 35, no. 3 (March 2019): 310–25. https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2018.0180.

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Asbach, Benedikt, Karen V. Kibler, Josef Köstler, Beatriz Perdiguero, Nicole L. Yates, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Georgia D. Tomaras, et al. “Priming with a Potent HIV-1 DNA Vaccine Frames the Quality of Immune Responses prior to a Poxvirus and Protein Boost..” In J Virol, Vol. 93, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01529-18.

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Kibler, Karen V., Benedikt Asbach, Beatriz Perdiguero, Juan García-Arriaza, Nicole L. Yates, Robert Parks, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, et al. “Replication-Competent NYVAC-KC Yields Improved Immunogenicity to HIV-1 Antigens in Rhesus Macaques Compared to Nonreplicating NYVAC..” J Virol 93, no. 3 (February 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01513-18.

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Pantaleo, Giuseppe, Holly Janes, Shelly Karuna, Shannon Grant, Laissa Ouedraogo, Mary Allen, Georgia D. Tomaras, et al. “Co-Administration of HIV Env Protein with DNA and/or NYVAC Vaccines in Humans Results in Earlier and Potent Generation of Anti-Env Antibody Responses,” January 25, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Lewis, George K., Margaret E. Ackerman, Gabriella Scarlatti, Christiane Moog, Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Stephen J. Kent, Julie Overbaugh, R Keith Reeves, Guido Ferrari, and Bargavi Thyagarajan. “Knowns and Unknowns of Assaying Antibody-Dependent Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity Against HIV-1..” Front Immunol 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.01025.

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