Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

HIV Biology Research Program

Ronald Collman, MD is investigating how basic mechanisms in HIV-1 biology determine AIDS pathogenesis.

Dr. Collman interacts closely with colleagues in Infectious Disease, Hematology, and Microbiology to study the biology and treatment of HIV. Support for this research includes NIH RO1 grants and the Penn Center for AIDS Research.

Dr. Collman's interests include:

  • Role of alveolar macrophages in AIDS pathogenesis
  • Mechanisms of HIV-1 entry into target cells
  • Virus-induced cell signal transduction
  • Molecular virology
  • The pulmonary microbiome in health and disease states