Non-human primate (NHP) Scientific Research Component (Co-PIs: Dan Barouch, Harvard; Guido Silvestri, Emory)
The mission of this SRSC is to provide support for CHAVI-ID immunization and passive antibody protection studies involving the use of NHP models. The SRSC will ensure standardization of the assays conducted for NHP studies and provide a common basis for assessment of the immunogenicity and efficacy of candidate HIV vaccines. The NHP SRSC will provide a team of skilled technicians to assist ongoing research projects. Specifically, the role of this SRSC is to provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure consistency and quality control in animal selection, execution of study protocols, experimental procedures, sample acquisition and distribution, immunologic and virologic studies, and data collection and analysis. The NHP SRSC will contribute to Focus #1 Aims 2, 5, 6 and Focus #2 Aims 1, 2 and 4.