CFAR 2004 Symposium -- Reproductive Biology: Intersections with HIV Research

This day-long seminar provided HIV investigators with information regarding reproductive biology, with special attention to under-recognized aspects relevant to HIV research. The seminar also fostered and facilitated novel, multidisciplinary research collaborations.


  • Welcome and Introduction
    Warner Greene, MD, PhD, Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF and
    Ruth Greenblatt, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology, UCSF; Associate Director, UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research
  • Physiology and Immunology of Female Reproductive Tract
    Charles Wira, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Dartmouth University
  • A False Sexual Dimorphism, The High Price of Cervicocentrism
    Joel Palefsky, MD, FRCP, Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine, Medicine and Stomatology, UCSF
  • Sexual Dimorphism in Pain Processes
    Jon Levine, MD, PhD, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medicine, UCSF
  • Estrogen Promotes Dendritic Cell Differentiation and Function
    Susan Kovats, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology, City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
  • Endometriosis: A Common Trait Linked with Immune Polymorphisms
    Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
  • Genital Tract Lymphocyte Responses to Neoplasia: Effects of HIV and CD4 Depletion
    Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, Cancer Research Center; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
  • Sex Differences in Lymphocyte and Thymus Regulation
    Laura Napolitano, MD, Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
  • Sexual Dimorphism in Autoimmune Disease: Implications for HIV
    Caroline Whitacre, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
    Ohio State University
  • Panel Open Discussion
    Moderators: Warner Greene, MD, PhD; Ruth Greenblatt, MD
  • NIH Perspective and Closing
    Fulvia Veronese, PhD, Health Science Administrator, Office of AIDS Research National Institutes of Health