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Louis Picker

OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, PROFESSOR

Louis Picker

OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, PROFESSOR

Dr. Louis J. Picker is the Associate Director of the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, a Senior Scientist in the Pathobiology and Immunology Division of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and a Professor of Pathology at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Picker was recruited to OHSU in 2000 from the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he served as a Principal Investigator, Medical Director of the Flow Cytometry and Clinical Immunology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Division of Hematopathology and Immunology.

He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 1982, did an internship, residency, and chief residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts from 1982-86, and received advanced training in Immunopathology and Experimental Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California from 1986-89.

Dr. Picker is known for his work elucidating human/nonhuman primate (NHP) memory T cell biology (including mechanisms of memory T cell homing, functional differentiation and homeostasis, mechanisms of protection against persistent pathogens, and the immunopathogenesis of AIDS), and the preclinical development HIV/AIDS vaccine and cure concepts using NHP models.

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