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Guido Ferrari

Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
Box 2926 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
915 S. LaSalle Street, SORF Building Room 208, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours Monday-Friday 08:00-18:00
Saturday and Sunday upon request  


The activities of the Ferrari Laboratory are based on both independent basic research and immune monitoring studies. The research revolves around three main areas of interest: class I-mediated cytotoxic CD8+ T cell responses, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), gene expression in NK and T cellular subsets upon infection with HIV-1. With continuous funding over the last 11 years from the NIH and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation along with many other productive collaborations within and outside of Duke, the Ferrari Lab has expanded its focus of research to include the ontogeny of HIV-1 specific immune responses that work by eliminating HIV-1 infected cells and how these can be induced by AIDS vaccine candidates.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Surgery · 2021 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2021 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2009 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2009 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Genoa (Italy) · 1985 M.D.