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Louis J. Picker, MD

Professor Louis Picker is currently the Associate Director of the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, a Professor in the Division of Pathobiology and Immunology of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and a Professor in the Oregon Health & Science University’s Departments of Pathology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Professor Picker was recruited to OHSU in 2000 from the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he served as a Principal Investigator, Medical Director of the Flow Cytometry and Clinical Immunology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Division of Hematopathology and Immunology.


Professor Picker received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 1982, did an internship, residency, and chief residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts from 1982-86, and received advanced training in Immunopathology and Experimental Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California from 1986-89. Dr. Picker is known for his work elucidating human/nonhuman primate (NHP) memory T cell biology, T cell mediated mechanisms of protection against persistent pathogens, the immunopathogenesis of SIV/HIV, and HIV/AIDS vaccine development for both prevention and cure.

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