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Adjuvant and Antigen Research


Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Infectious Diseases-Military HIV Research Program

RO# Location
97.15.70.B3399 Silver Spring, MD 20910


Name E-mail Phone
Matyas, Gary R. 301.319.9973


This program features research on novel methods of delivery including transcutaneous immunization and development of adjuvants and liposomes as carriers of vaccines. It also includes oil-in-water emulsions, the immunology of lipids, and lipid metabolism of cultured cells. Additional areas of research include (1) development of antiviral vaccines, particularly HIV; (2) creation of monoclonal antibodies to lipids, proteins, and peptides; (3) studies on biological and biochemical effects of adjuvants and immunomodulators; (4) studies on chemistry, immunology, and biology of endotoxin and lipid A; (5) intracellular fate of liposomes and liposomal antigens; (6) mechanisms of immunologic presentation of liposomal antigens; and (7) interaction of HIV-1 with cells and development of novel assays for HIV-1 neutralization.



Brown BK, et al: Journal of Virology 81: 2087, 2007

Karasavvas N, et al: Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications 366: 982, 2008


Neutralizing antibodies; HIV; Intracellular trafficking; Adjuvants; Cellular immunology; Transcutaneous immunization; Liposomes; Lipid rafts; Antigens; Vaccines;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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