Understanding HIV Biology for Development of New Therapeutic Strategies

The Torbett Lab studies HIV entry, evolution, and assembly at the genomic, biochemical and structural levels, as well as human hematopoietic stem cell resistance of HIV lentiviral vector entry.


October 19th, 2021
Eirini Vamva presents a Poster at the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Congress on her work using Lentiviral Vector Delivery of eCD4-Ig to support HIV-1 neutralization.

July 9th, 2021
Congratulations to senior author Christian Gallardo, and Shiyi Wang, for their manuscript “MrHAMER yields highly accurate single molecule viral sequences enabling analysis of intra-host evolution”, now published in Nucleic Acids Research. Thanks to co-authors and collaborators at UCSD and UTMB.

May 25th, 2021
Torbett Lab members Christian Gallardo, Eirini Vamva, and Shentian Zhuang present Posters at the 2021 Retroviruses Meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

May 29th, 2021
Christian Gallardo presents at London Calling 2021, the yearly Oxford Nanopore Sequencing conference, on the lab’s highly accurate nanopore sequencing approaches (MrHAMER).

March 31st, 2021
Congratulations to Christina Garza, joint Grad Student with the Forli Lab at TSRI, on a successful Advancement to Candidacy as part of the Scripps Research Doctoral Program. Committee Members include Ashok Deniz, PhD (TSRI), Lisa Racki, PhD (TSRI), Phil Dawson, PhD (TSRI), and David Goodsell, PhD (TSRI).

March 30th, 2021
Congratulations to Shiyi Wang on a successful Advancement to Candidacy as part of the M3D PhD Program at UW. Committee Members include Lisa Frenkel, MD (UW), Deborah Fuller, PhD (UW), Jesse Bloom, PhD (Fred Hutch), and Pejman Mohammadi, Ph.D (TSRI, External Examiner).