Johannes Gach, Ph.D.

Overview

Johannes holds a Master's Degree in Microbiology from the Univesity of Innsbruck and a Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Scienes, Vienna Austria.

Research Interests

After his Ph.D. program he transferred to the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California with a Schroedinger Fellowship award from Austria to continue his HIV research as a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the supervision of Michael B. Zwick. He then joined the laboratory of Barbara H. Jung at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois where he was involved in the isolation of colon cancer specific antibodies and the antibody characterization of ART treated HIV-1 patients. Recently, Johannes joined the group of Dr. Donald N. Forthal as an Assistant Project Scientist to investigate the role of host proteins in HIV-specific antibody functions. He is also interested in antibody mediated effector functions and the binding and neutralization mechanism of broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1 as well as in HIV-1 vaccine design and the isolation and modification of broadly neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies.


Office

3501 Hewitt Hall
(949) 824-0375

Lab

3501 Hewitt Hall
(949) 824-0375