Donald Forthal

Donald Forthal, M.D.

Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Center for Virus Research. He is also Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Office 3044 Hewitt Hall
Phone: (949) 824-3366

Dr. Forthal has been working on viral immunology for over two decades, including as head of a laboratory focused on antibody responses to HIV-1 and Dengue virus. Dr. Forthal has received continuous funding support from NIH, and has served as mentor for research and clinical trainees in research projects, and is currently advisor for a TGE graduate student, Thomas Caldwell. He currently has an NIAID proposal under review to examine Anti-nucleocapsid antibodies in the pathogenesis of COVID-19.

IFI Research Focus Area(s): Host Defense and Vaccine Development
HIV, Dengue

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