UFRI Fellow, Carr 2015

CarrWilliam Carr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Brooklyn, New York
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015

William Carr, a viral immunologist, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Medgar Evers College (City University of New York), Brooklyn, NY, but he initially joined the faculty in Fall 2012 following five years of conducting HIV research at the Doris Duke Medical Research Center of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, where he worked as an Instructor with a primary appointment in the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard University in Boston, MA.  He received his bachelors’ degree from Duke University in Zoology/ Russian, and his D.V.M. degree from N.C.S.U. College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he received his Ph.D. in immunology from Stanford University and completed postdoctoral training in HIV pathogenesis at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Carr’s current research focuses on the role of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of HIV and HIV-associated co-infections such as Cryptococcus neoformans and human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in body compartments outside of the blood. His teaching interests are focused on human immunology, virology, introductory biology, and approaches of active learning through involving undergraduate students in problem-solving activities in the classroom and mentored research. 

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