Production Manager, Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.
Gero Hütter is a German hematologist. Huetter and his medical team transplanted bone marrow deficient in a key HIV receptor to a leukemia patient, Timothy Ray Brown, who was also infected with human immunodeficiency virus, Gero Hütter developed and performed the first allogeneic transplantation with natural CCR5 depleted stem cells in a leukemia patient with HIV-infection in 2004, during his residency in hematology, oncology and transfusion medicine at Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Since then, Timothy Brown, now known as “the Berlin patient,” has not resumed antiretroviral therapy, nor has he had a relapse of HIV disease. In 2009 Dr Hütter became the head of the stem cell unit of the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology Mannheim of the Heidelberg University. There, he directs the research group of personalized stem therapy, which is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
Research interest in HIV, Transplantation,Immun deficiancy, stem therapy.