Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, directs virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. Dr. Greene is the Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Professor of Translational Medicine at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI), and is also a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
The ongoing research in Dr. Greene’s laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenic effects of HIV infection, with special emphasis on the function of the HIV nef, vif, and vpr gene products. He is the author of more than 330 scientific papers and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Cited Scientists in the world.
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 GIVI’s Founding Director in 1991.
Dr. Greene is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and in 2012 was inducted as President of the American Association of Physicians. He also serves as Co-Director of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research.
In 2007, Dr. Greene was appointed President 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. In 2013, Dr. Greene became Accordia’s executive chairman.
Among his numerous honors, Dr. Greene won the 2012 Distinguished Research Career Award from the Ohio State University Center for Retrovirus Research and the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
In 2012, Dr. Greene joined with other global AIDS experts to release a locally affordable version of the world’s leading AIDS medical textbook, Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine: Global Care.
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.