Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Dr. Bruce Walker is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for AIDS Research at Harvard University, director of the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Dr. Walker obtained his undergraduate training at the University of Colorado and the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1980. Following an internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases in the laboratory of Dr. Robert T. Schooley, studying the cellular immune response to HIV in infected persons.
Dr. Walker now spends the majority of his time in the laboratory, studying the way in which the body fights chronic viral infections. His basic science research focuses on cellular immune responses to HIV. He also continues his work as a clinician with a specialty is infectious disease, focusing on the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS. In addition, Dr. Walker has been involved in collaborative research in Africa at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa, where he helped to establish the Partners AIDS Research Center to serve sub-Saharan Africa.
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