Christian Brander

Institute for AIDS Research IrsiCaixa, HIVACAT, ICREA

CREA Research Professor at IrsiCaixa (Institut de Recerca de la Sida). Life & Medical Sciences

Christian Brander graduated from the University of Bern in 1994 with a PhD in Immunology studying exogenous antigen re-presentation on HLA class and T-cell mediated hyper-reactivity to Penicillin. He then spent 13 years at Harvard University focusing on cellular immunity to viral infections and the impact that host genetics have on this immune response. He joined ICREA in 2008 with an appointment at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute to continue his work on host genetics and the cellular immunity to viral infections, including HIV, HCV and herpesviruses such as KSHV and EBV. He also serves as the scientific director of HIVACAT, the Catalan program for the development of a HIV vaccine, which unites 60 investigators at two premier HIV research centers in Barcelona, Irsicaixa and Hospital Clinic.