Silvestri Guido, M.D. has been involved in studies of AIDS pathogenesis and vaccines using the comparative models of pathogenic SIV infection of RMs and non-pathogenic SIV infection of SMs for more than a decade, and this work has resulted in a number of significant contributions to this field of research. He has a broad background in immunology, virology, and pathology, and track record of work in studies of non-human primate models for AIDS research.
After his post-doctoral training at IRCM and Emory University, he started his own research program at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) of Emory University in 2001. In January 2006, he moved to University of Pennsylvania as an Associate Professor, and in June 2010 returned to Emory/Yerkes as a Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of the Microbiology & Immunology Division at the YNPRC.