Tom Packard, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Gladstone Institutes

Biography

My research focuses on HIV pathogenesis mechanisms: specifically, the molecular pathways that are triggered during HIV infection, and how these pathways shape the immune response. I am fascinated by innate immune sensing, as these signals are critical to driving protective and pathologic immune responses. By investigating the molecular pathways involved, we can exploit these interactions to modulate the immune response, enhancing host defense while inhibiting inflammation or autoimmunity. I received my PhD in Immunology from University of Colorado SOM; during which I studied B cells in autoimmunity, as well as innate immune activation driving inflammation.