Luis J Montaner
Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil. Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis LaboratoryProfessor, Translational Tumor Immunology Program Associate Director for Shared Facilities, Wistar Cancer Center Scientific Director, Flow Cytometry Facility, BSL3 Laboratory, Translational Research Management Facility
Montaner obtained his D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1989, and his D. Phil., in Experimental Pathology at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK in 1995. He joined The Wistar Institute in 1995 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to professor in 2007.
Innate Immunity & HIV-1 Infection: Dendritic cells & Natural Killer Cells Direct or indirect interactions of viral particles with innate and specific adaptive immunity effector cells affects the cross talk between antigen presenting cells (APCs), NK cells and the antigen specific T and B-lymphocytes, and may contribute to regulate HIV disease progression. Specifically, we are pursuing analysis of the effects of HIV infection in macrophages, dendritic cells and Natural Killer cells