Thomas Murooka, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Departments of Immunology and Medical Microbiology
GSK Chair in Immunology and Infectious Disease Research
Education: Postdoctoral fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA (2009-2014)
Ph.D (Immunology), University of Toronto, Canada (2002-2008)
B.Sc (Microbiology & Immunology), University of British Columbia, Canada (1997-2002)
I am also an active member of the Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE), which is a research collaboration focused on studying HIV persistence and developing strategies towards a functional HIV Cure.
Paul Lopez, B.Sc
Research technician III
Education: B.Sc (Analytical Biotechnology Hons.; Co-op), University of Manitoba, Canada (2010-2015)
Research interests: I'm using live-cell imaging to characterize the cellular dynamics of HIV transfer between infected
macrophages and CD4 T cells in 3D collagen chambers. The goal is to study the kinetics of cell-to-cell
virus transfer within a more dynamic environment, and study how these mechanisms can resist
inhibition by anti-retroviral drugs
Wan Hon Koh, Ph.D.
Education: Ph.D. (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences) Murdoch University, Australia (2009-2014)
B.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences Hons.), Murdoch University, Australia (2008)
B.Sc. (Molecular Biology), Murdoch University, Australia (2007)
Research interests: I'm studying the dynamics of HIV capture by DCs, and the cellular mechanisms of viral transfer to CD4 T
cells in vitro and in vivo. Understanding the molecules that are involved in this process may uncover
new therapeutic targets to block this mode of HIV transmission.