Eric Hunter is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He is Co-Director of the Emory Centre for AIDS Research and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. For the past several years his laboratory has investigated the molecular virological mechanisms underlying HIV transmission among heterosexual couples living in Rwanda (Project San Francisco) and Zambia (ZEHRP) with an aim toward developing novel vaccine approaches that might prevent this transmission event. Recently this work has expanded to develop an understanding of the role virus and host immune responses play in defining the rate and severity of HIV-1 disease progression.
His bibliography includes over 250 articles, reviews and book chapters. He has been the recipient of four NIH merit awards for his work on retrovirus molecular biology. After serving as Editor in Chief of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses for 10 years, he currently serves on the Editorial boards of several academic journals, and on the external advisory committees for several academic and commercial institutions, and NIH Institutes.