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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

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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Manickam, Cordelia, Spandan V. Shah, Junsuke Nohara, Guido Ferrari, and R Keith Reeves. “Monkeying Around: Using Non-human Primate Models to Study NK Cell Biology in HIV Infections..” Front Immunol 10 (2019). https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.01124.

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Eeden, Charmaine van, Constantinos Kurt Wibmer, Cathrine Scheepers, Simone I. Richardson, Molati Nonyane, Bronwen Lambson, Nonhlanhla N. Mkhize, et al. “V2-Directed Vaccine-like Antibodies from HIV-1 Infection Identify an Additional K169-Binding Light Chain Motif with Broad ADCC Activity..” Cell Rep 25, no. 11 (December 11, 2018): 3123-3135.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2018.11.058.

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Himes, Jonathon E., Ria Goswami, Riley J. Mangan, Amit Kumar, Thomas L. Jeffries, Joshua A. Eudailey, Holly Heimsath, et al. “Polyclonal HIV envelope-specific breast milk antibodies limit founder SHIV acquisition and cell-associated virus loads in infant rhesus monkeys..” Mucosal Immunol 11, no. 6 (November 2018): 1716–26. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41385-018-0067-7.

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Phillips, Bonnie, Koen K. A. Van Rompay, Jennifer Rodriguez-Nieves, Clarisse Lorin, Marguerite Koutsoukos, Mark Tomai, Christopher B. Fox, et al. “Adjuvant-Dependent Enhancement of HIV Env-Specific Antibody Responses in Infant Rhesus Macaques..” J Virol 92, no. 20 (October 15, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01051-18.

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Bradley, Todd, Dimitra Peppa, Isabela Pedroza-Pacheco, Dapeng Li, Derek W. Cain, Ricardo Henao, Vaishnavi Venkat, et al. “RAB11FIP5 Expression and Altered Natural Killer Cell Function Are Associated with Induction of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses..” Cell 175, no. 2 (October 4, 2018): 387-399.e17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.08.064.

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Pollara, Justin, Dorothy I. Jones, Tori Huffman, Maria Dennis, Grace Li, Derrick Goodman, R Whitney Edwards, et al. “Bridging Vaccine-induced Antibody Responses in Rabbit and Rhesus Macaque Animal Models.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:129–129. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wang, Shixia, Justin Pollara, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Diego Farfan-Arribas, Shuying Liu, Guido Ferrari, and Shan Lu. “Cross-clade ADCC Activities in Human Volunteer Sera Elicited by a Polyvalent DNA Prime-protein Boost HIV Vaccine DP6-001.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:129–129. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Williams, LaTonya, Matthew Zirui Tay, Xiaoying Shen, Sheetal Sawant, Lindsay Dahora, Nicole Yates, David Easterhoff, et al. “Delayed and Repetitive Boosting of RV144 Vaccinees Improves Antiviral Immunity Associated With Correlates of HIV-1 Infection Risk.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:88–88. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Felber, Barbara, Shakti Singh, Antonio Valentin, Margherita Rosati, Eric Ramierz, Rami Doueiri, Xintao Hu, et al. “DNA and protein co-delivery vaccines using TLR-4-based adjuvants induce potent immune responses able to delay heterologous SIV acquisition.” In Journal of Medical Primatology, 47:313–313. WILEY, 2018.

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