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CIIID Director Dr. Michael Gale Jr. Named one of the Most Highly Cited Researchers of 2019

For the third year in a row, Dr. Michael Gale Jr. remains one of the most highly cited researchers in the world. Dr. Gale is a Professor with the University of Washington Department of Immunology, as well as the Director of the Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease (CIIID).


Despite the development of effective therapeutics, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, remains a major threat to humans worldwide. 37.9 million people are currently living with HIV, with 770,000 people dying of AIDS each year.  A cure for HIV is essential, but has not been made.  To better combat HIV, and to inform the development of new and better antiviral drugs to treat infection, an international group of scientists, led by Dr. Michael Gale, Jr., at the University of Washington, and Drs.