2018 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 8 Scholars

Breona Barr
Breona Barr
Wake Forest School
of Medicine

HVTN Site: Rochester Victory Alliance

Mentors: Mike Keefer, Cindy Monaco

Project Title: “Impact of the Female Reproductive Tract Microbiome on Inflammation in HIV in a Sub-Saharan Africa cohort”


Andrew Braun
Andrew Braun
University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio

HVTN Site: HVTN Laboratory Center

Mentors: Antje Heit, Steve DeRosa

Project Title: “Evaluation and optimization of the activation-induced marker (AIM) assay to phenotypically and functionally profile HIV candidate vaccine-induced CD4 helper T cell subsets”

 


William Grant
William Grant
Duke University School
Of Medicine

HVTN Site: Columbia Research Unit

Mentors: Magda Sobieszczyk, Hong Van Tieu

Project Title: “Pilot Study Evaluating Innovative Educational Approach To Increase Knowledge of HIV Prevention In The Next Generation of Providers”


Bianca Hill
Bianca Hill
Meharry Medical School

HVTN Site: Bridge HIV - San Francisco Dept. of Public Health

Mentor: Hyman Scott

Project Title: “Accessing Best Practices for Recruiting Transgender People into HIV Studies Using Social Media Applications”


Katarina Leyba
Katarina Leyba
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program

Mentor: Spyros Kalams

Project Title: “Single cell transcriptome analysis of vaccine induced T cell responses in HVTN 087”


César López Angel
César López Angel
Stanford University School
of Medicine

HVTN Site: Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Mentor: Georgia Tomaras

Project Title: “Defining the role of immune heterogeneity and preexisting CMV immunity in protective HIV-1 vaccination”


Courtney Mangum
Courtney Mangum
University of Buffalo School
of Medicine

HVTN Site: Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic at UAB

Mentors: Paul Goepfert, Anju Bansal

Project Title: “Determining the role of HLA-II associated HIV polymorphisms in vaccination and infection”


Taibat Salami
Taibat Salami
University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio

HVTN Site: Soweto Perinatal HIV Research Unit

Mentors: Hong Van Tieu, Janan Dietrich

Project Title: “A Qualitative Study to Assess Willingness to Use Various HIV Prevention Methods Among Participants Currently Enrolled in HVTN 702 Study in Soweto, South Africa”