Deanna Kulpa, PhD

Researcher Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory National Primate Research Center
Deanna Kulpa

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Associate Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Director, Virology and Molecular Biomarkers Core, and Director, Translational Virology Unit
Center for AIDS Research at Emory

Enterprise for Research and Advocacy to Stop and Eradicate (ERASE) HIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory for HIV Cure Research


Deanna Kulpa, PhD, focuses her research on defining the mechanisms that promote HIV persistence in people living with HIV. Dr. Kulpa's laboratory employs novel in vitro, ex vivo and OMICS approaches to identify pathways and mechanisms that improve the understanding of HIV latency establishment and maintenance. The goal of Dr. Kulpa's research program is to identify and evaluate therapeutic strategies to counteract these mechanisms, which will constitute the basis for the design of pre-clinical and clinical studies aimed at eradicating HIV.

Along with Drs. Mirko Paiardini and Guido Silvestri, Dr. Kulpa is MPI of the Enterprise for Research and Advocacy to Stop and Eradicate (ERASE) HIV, one of only 10 Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research the NIH funded in 2021.

Dr. Kulpa is also Associate Director of the Virology and Molecular Biomarkers Core for the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University, which supports HIV and SIV reservoir quantification and characterization in support of basic, translational and clinical research.

Dr. Kulpa received her B.S degree in microbiology and immunology from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. in human genetics from the University of Michigan.

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