Jerome Zack, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles
Chair and Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Co-Director, UCLA AIDS Institute
Associate Director, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research, UCLA AIDS Institute
Dr. Jerome Zack has over 30 years of experience studying HIV pathogenesis and stem cell biology. Current research interests include identifying means to purge latent HIV reservoirs and enhancing human immune responses via gene therapy. Most of this work involves humanized mouse models, which are key to the work proposed for this Collaboratory. He was Director of the UCLA Center for AIDS Research from 2008-March 2020, and successfully renewed that Center in 2022. Dr. Zack is currently Co-Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute and Chair of the UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (since 2015). Dr. Zack was a member of the NIAID AIDS Advisory Committee from 2011-2015 and chaired that committee from 2014-2015.