J.Mike McCune, MD, PhD

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  • Adjunct Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Member, CFAR Scientific Council

Biography

Joseph ("Mike") McCune is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his AB degree from Harvard College in 1975, his PhD degree from Rockefeller University in 1981, and his MD degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1982. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1984 and did fellowship training in infectious diseases at UCSF. He is board certified in internal medicine.

The McCune lab has been involved for many years in the analysis of HIV pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Dr. McCune started to treat patients with HIV disease as a resident in internal medicine at UCSF in 1982 and has been involved in the HIV/AIDS research field ever since. This work included postdoctoral studies at Stanford, exploring the fusogenic properties of the HIV envelope protein and developing the first humanized mouse model (the SCID-hu mouse) capable of multilineage human hematopoiesis and receptive to infection with primary isolates of HIV. He then co-founded the companies SyStemix (in 1988) and Progenesys (and 1991), serving as Scientific Director and leading research efforts to find better ways – including antiviral medications and hematopoietic stem cell-based gene therapy – to treat HIV disease. In 1995, Dr. McCune returned to academia, first as an investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology and then (from 2006-2016) as the Chief of the Division of Experimental Medicine (which he founded) at UCSF. Concomitantly, he was the founding PI (and Senior Associate Dean) of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at UCSF (from 2005-08). In recent years, he has helped to form multidisciplinary, collaborative research teams to find a cure for HIV disease. Throughout this time, he has actively mentored graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in academia or biotech/pharma.

Dr. McCune’s studies have led to the publication of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and he is the holder of 20 patents and inventions. He is a member of many scientific and professional societies, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Henry Kunkel Society. He has served on the editorial boards of Virology and the Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. He was awarded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Scientist Award in 1996, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research in 2000, a MERIT Award from the NIH in 2001, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in 2004, and the Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine in 2016. He was also selected to give the UCSF Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture (on Translational Science) in 2013.

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  1. McCune JM. Henry Kunkel and the teaching of patient-oriented research. Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov; 172:27-28. View on Pubmed
  2. Ladell K, Hazenberg MD, Fitch M, Emson C, McEvoy-Hein Asgarian BK, Mold JE, Miller C, Busch R, Price DA, Hellerstein MK, McCune JM. Continuous Antigenic Stimulation of DO11.10 TCR Transgenic Mice in the Presence or Absence of IL-1ß: Possible Implications for Mechanisms of T Cell Depletion in HIV Disease. J Immunol. 2015 Nov 1; 195(9):4096-105. View on Pubmed
  3. Loke P, Favre D, Hunt PW, Leung JM, Kanwar B, Martin JN, Deeks SG, McCune JM. Correlating cellular and molecular signatures of mucosal immunity that distinguish HIV controllers from noncontrollers. Blood. 2010 Apr 15; 115(15):e20-32. View on Pubmed
  4. Naeger DM, Martin JN, Sinclair E, Hunt PW, Bangsberg DR, Hecht F, Hsue P, McCune JM, Deeks SG. Cytomegalovirus-specific T cells persist at very high levels during long-term antiretroviral treatment of HIV disease. PLoS One. 2010; 5(1):e8886. View on Pubmed
  5. Cheng LE, Kanwar B, Tcheurekdjian H, Grenert JP, Muskat M, Heyman MB, McCune JM, Wara DW. Persistent systemic inflammation and atypical enterocolitis in patients with NEMO syndrome. Clin Immunol. 2009 Jul; 132(1):124-31. View on Pubmed
  6. Lederer S, Favre D, Walters KA, Proll S, Kanwar B, Kasakow Z, Baskin CR, Palermo R, McCune JM, Katze MG. Transcriptional profiling in pathogenic and non-pathogenic SIV infections reveals significant distinctions in kinetics and tissue compartmentalization. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Feb; 5(2):e1000296. View on Pubmed
  7. Favre D, Lederer S, Kanwar B, Ma ZM, Proll S, Kasakow Z, Mold J, Swainson L, Barbour JD, Baskin CR, Palermo R, Pandrea I, Miller CJ, Katze MG, McCune JM. Critical loss of the balance between Th17 and T regulatory cell populations in pathogenic SIV infection. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Feb; 5(2):e1000295. View on Pubmed
  8. Contreras X, Schweneker M, Chen CS, McCune JM, Deeks SG, Martin J, Peterlin BM. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid reactivates HIV from latently infected cells. J Biol Chem. 2009 Mar 13; 284(11):6782-9. View on Pubmed
  9. Lozano Reina JM, Favre D, Kasakow Z, Mayau V, Nugeyre MT, Ka T, Faye A, Miller CJ, Scott-Algara D, McCune JM, Barré-Sinoussi F, Diop OM, Müller-Trutwin MC. Gag p27-specific B- and T-cell responses in Simian immunodeficiency virus SIVagm-infected African green monkeys. J Virol. 2009 Mar; 83(6):2770-7. View on Pubmed
  10. Mold JE, Michaëlsson J, Burt TD, Muench MO, Beckerman KP, Busch MP, Lee TH, Nixon DF, McCune JM. Maternal alloantigens promote the development of tolerogenic fetal regulatory T cells in utero. Science. 2008 Dec 5; 322(5907):1562-5. View on Pubmed
  11. Jones RB, Ndhlovu LC, Barbour JD, Sheth PM, Jha AR, Long BR, Wong JC, Satkunarajah M, Schweneker M, Chapman JM, Gyenes G, Vali B, Hyrcza MD, Yue FY, Kovacs C, Sassi A, Loutfy M, Halpenny R, Persad D, Spotts G, Hecht FM, Chun TW, McCune JM, Kaul R, Rini JM, Nixon DF, Ostrowski MA. Tim-3 expression defines a novel population of dysfunctional T cells with highly elevated frequencies in progressive HIV-1 infection. J Exp Med. 2008 Nov 24; 205(12):2763-79. View on Pubmed
  12. Hatano H, Delwart EL, Norris PJ, Lee TH, Dunn-Williams J, Hunt PW, Hoh R, Stramer SL, Linnen JM, McCune JM, Martin JN, Busch MP, Deeks SG. Evidence for persistent low-level viremia in individuals who control human immunodeficiency virus in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. J Virol. 2009 Jan; 83(1):329-35. View on Pubmed