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Guochun Jiang, PhD – Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor
UNC HIV Cure Center, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Yuyang Tang, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
UNC HIV Cure Center and IGHID

Theresa Simermeyer, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
UNC HIV Cure Center and IGHID

Lilly M. Wong

Laboratory Manager and Research Technician
UNC HIV Cure Center and IGHID

Baird Cotsakis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daniel Zhong

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Eduardo de la Parra Polina

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Eduarda Blaschke

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jiayi Du

Undergraduate Research Assistant



Ms. Skyler Noble, undergraduate Research Volunteer. 

Ms. Surabhi A. Maske, undergraduate Research Volunteer

Ms. Jialynn Huang, undergraduate Research Volunteer. 

Ms. Claire Chang, undergraduate Research Volunteer and 2020 UNC SURF Awardee

Ms. Michera I. Gentry, undergraduate Research Volunteer.

Ms. Nancie Hergert, current position: Clinical Research Coordinator, UT.

 Dr. Maher M. Elsheikh, current position: Project Lead, Siemens Healthineers, CA.

Dr. Erica A. Mendes, current position: Scientist, ViiV Healthcare, NC.

Dr. Mariana G. Weber, current position: Scientist, the Instil Bio.

Dr. Parmveer Hansra, current position: Resident, University of California, Davis, CA.

Mr. Don Nguyen, current position: MD/Ph.D student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY.

Mr. Beau H. Parry, current position: PhD student, University of California, Davis, CA

Ms. Abigail Mende, current position: PhD student, University of California, Berkley, CA.



  • California National Primate Center
  • Tulane National Primate Center
  • Emory University
  • George Mason University
  • Temple University
  • UC-Davis
  • UC-San Diego
  • UC-San Francisco