Warner Greene, MD, PhD
Director and Senior Investigator, Center for HIV Cure Research

Other Professional Titles

Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished
Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology;
Co-Director, University of California, San Francisco-GIVI, Center for AIDS Research


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After serving as a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute and a Professor of Medicine and Howard Hughes Investigator at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Greene accepted his current position as the Founding Director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in 1991.

Research Interests

The ongoing research in Dr. Greene’s laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying HIV pathogenesis, latency, and transmission. He is the author of more than 366 scientific papers and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Cited Scientists in the world.


Dr. Greene is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He also serves as Co-Director of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research, and has served as a councilor and president of the Association of American Physicians.

From 2013-2016, Dr. Greene served as the executive chairman of the Accordia Global Health Foundation, whose mission is to overcome the burden of infectious diseases by building healthcare capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa.


Dr. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and an MD/PhD at Washington University School of Medicine. He took his internship and residency training in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard.

Why Gladstone

I was recruited as the founding director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. I set out to build a team that could attack the threat posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic from many different angles. I believed that a multidisciplinary approach, firmly rooted in basic science, could make a important contribution in the battle against HIV/AIDS.