Adam Capoferri is a rotating 1st Year Ph.D. student in the National Institutes of Health/Georgetown University Graduate Partnership Program within the Microbiology and Immunology Department. Adam has a fascination with the evolution of viruses and how it results in both epidemiologic and individual cellular consequences.
Prior to starting graduate school, Adam obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry with Honors from Ithaca College in 2013. Between 2013-2016, he worked as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute technician at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in an HIV cure based research in the laboratory of Dr. Robert F. Siliciano. He then completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and worked on a virus-like particle vaccine approach for Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection in Dr. Trudy Morrison’s laboratory. From 2017-2019, Adam returned to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in order to continue his work in the HIV cure field within the National Institutes of Health laboratory of Dr. Thomas C. Quinn and characterized dynamics of the HIV latent reservoir and levels of recombination in patients from Rakai, Uganda. Adam has presented at several international HIV conferences as well as been a co-author of several high-impact articles, and recently wrote a review article on the approach of phylogenetic analysis and interpretation within HIV patients.