Timothy Schacker, MD

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Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine
Department of Medicine, Medical School
Director, Program in HIV Medicine
Director, Clinical and Translational Research Services

Timothy Schacker, MD, has developed an internationally recognized program in translational research focused on how HIV causes immune suppression. His team made the discovery of a process of inflammatory damage in lymphatic tissues. They are currently testing novel therapies to prevent and/or reverse this process as well as slow T cell depletion. Additionally, Dr. Schacker is the principal investigator of a federally funded project designed to determine barriers to HIV eradication. His research efforts have stretched to Uganda where he has collaborated with the Joint Clinical Research Center in Kampala to study how exposure to common infections affect rates of HIV transmission and progression.