Hendrik Streeck

facepic(HS2013)Dr. Hendrik Streeck is the director of the Institut of Virology and Institute of HIV Research at the University Bonn, Germany. He completed his medical training at Charite University, Berlin, Germany in 2006 and received his PhD from Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany in 2007. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Marcus Altfeld on HIV-specific CD8+ T cell responses in acute infection and characterized changes in CD8+ T cell functionality and immunodominance patterns in the context of antigen load and viral escape. He was awarded the biennale HIV AIDS Award from the German-Austrian AIDS Society in 2009 for outstanding achievements in the field of HIV immunology and was subsequently recruited as Assistant Professor at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. In 2012 he joined the Military HIV Research Program where he continues focuses on the role and function of HIV-specific CD4 T cells in the context of spontaneously controlled HIV-1 infection and how these responses may be applied to HIV vaccine induced protection.


AIDS Vaccine Conference 2012


Scientific Vitae 

2019 Present Head of the Institute of Virology and Institute for HIV Research, University Hospital Bonn, Germany.
2015 2019 Full Professor and head of the Institute for HIV Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
2012 Present Chief, Cellular Immunology Section, U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF), Silver Spring, MD, USA
2013 Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
2013 Present Adjunct Faculty, Global Disease Epidemiology Control, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
2011 2012 Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2009 2012  Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2006 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA, USA
2007 Ph.D in immunology, Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany
1999 2006  Medical School, Charite Medical School, Berlin, Germany
2006 M.D. , Charite Medical School, Berlin, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 – 15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015
  • 2014 – People Magazine „Sexiest Scientist“ 2014
  • 2011 – Young Investigator Award, Collaborative AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) Bill     and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2010  –  Young Investigator Award, 17th CROI, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009  – Biennial German AIDS Award (DAIG-Award)
  • 2009  – New Investigator Award, AIDS Vaccine Conference, Paris, 2009
  • 2009  –  New Investigator Award, 16th CROI, Montreal, Canada
  • 2008  – Young Investigator Award, World AIDS Conference, Mexico City,2008
  • 2008  – New Investigator Award, AIDS Vaccine Conference, Cape Town,2008
  • 2008 –  NIH Scholarship 2008, HIV-Vaccine, Keystone, Banff, 2008
  • 2008  –  Young Investigator Award, 15th CROI,Boston, MA
  • 2007  –  Young Investigator Award, 14th CROI, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006  –  Young Investigator Award, 13th CROI, Denver, CO
  • 2006   – Young Investigator Award, World AIDS Conference, Toronto, 2006.
  • 2005  –  Young Investigator Award, HIV-Pathogenesis, Keystone, Banff, 2005

Professional Societies

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
  • German Association of University Professors (Deutscher Hochschulverband)

Ad-hoc reviewer for the following journals

  • AIDS
  • AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
  • Blood
  • BMC Immunology
  • Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
  • EMBO Molecular Medicine
  • European Journal of Immunology
  • Frontiers in Immunology
  • HIV Medicine
  • Immunity
  • Journal of AIDS
  • Journal of Clinical Investigations
  • Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Immunology
  • Journal of Virology
  • Nature Medicine
  • Nature Protocols
  • PLoS One
  • PLoS Pathogens
  • Retrovirology
  • Science
  • Trends in Immunology
  • Viral Immunology


Email: hendrik.streeck@uk-essen.de

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