Dr. Morgane Rolland

Topic: Immunology of HIV and Vaccine Development

Date: 10TH May, 2018

Chairman: Dr Emil Asamoah Odae


Dr. Morgane Rolland is Chief of the Viral Genetics Section at the US Military HIV Research Program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Bordeaux, France in 2003. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor James I. Mullins in the Microbiology department of the University of Washington in Seattle between 2004 and 2010. Dr. Rolland’s research has focused on understanding features of HIV-1 genetics and evolution that are important to HIV vaccine-related research. She was involved in the design of HIV-1 vaccine candidates based on an evolutionary-specified ancestor of HIV (Rolland et al., JVI, 2007) and on ‘Conserved Elements’ of the HIV-1 proteome (Rolland et al., PLoS Pathogens, 2007). She has led sieve analyses of HIV-1 breakthrough infections showing for the first time that vaccines could have a genetic impact on viruses found in vaccine recipients (Rolland et al., Nature Medicine, 2011; Rolland et al., Nature, 2012). More recently, Dr. Rolland’s lab has been developing a systems serology platform to analyze Fc-mediated antibody functions.

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