S Braun

Stephen E. Braun, PhD

(Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1993)


Research Assistant Professor


Research Interests

  • Lentiviral vectors (SIV and HIV-based)
  • Gene Therapy Strategies for AIDS:  inhibitor of viral replication
  • Vaccine Vectors: target cells, antigens, immunogenicity
  • Hematopoietic stem cells: proliferation and differentiation, cytokine responses
  • Dendritic cell differentiation
  • Animal Models (Mouse and Nonhuman primate)

More Information on Dr. Braun's Research Interests

Dr. Braun's research program is directed at the intersection of gene therapy, hematopoietic stem cells and the response of the immune system. His laboratory studies the therapeutic potential of gene therapy in the treatment of AIDS, lysosomal storage diseases, and the use of hematopoietic stem cells. Topics include tissue-specific expression of therapeutic genes and immunomodulatory effects of gene expression. This intersection has clinical relevance for multiple diseases and therapeutic modalities including gene therapy strategies, transplantation, immunotherapy and vaccine development.

Academic Training

  • Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1993)
  • Postdoctoral Research: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (1993-1999)

Faculty Appointments

  • Instructor in Medicine: NEPRC, Harvard Medical School (1999-2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor: Dept. of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA (2010-present)


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Pubmed listing of Dr. Braun's research publications

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