He received his bachelor’s degree in Immunology at University College London and his Ph.D. in Immunology at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, School of Medicine, London. He has more than 35 publications to his name on a range of topics from HIV-specific immune responses, immunotherapy of HIV and the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection. In addition, he has worked on both clinical trials and in basic science research projects and have considerable laboratory expertise. Earlier, his research endeavours focused on augmenting HIV-specific cell mediated immune responses with immunotherapy, including with therapeutic vaccination and IL-2. In recent years, while working at Case Western Reserve, he has shifted his focus to investigations of dysregulation of the interface between innate and adaptive immune responses in HIV infection, chronic immune activation and more recently eradication of latent viral reservoirs.
In addition to his research work, Gareth has also been involved with numerous European, UK and US based treatment activist groups and have written for a variety of community publications since the early 1990’s. Most recently, he has been an editor of the National AIDS Manual Treatment and Trials Directory and an editor and contributor to HIV Treatment Bulletin, both in the UK. Many of his articles have been widely reproduced online by different community groups and newsletters.
His main interests are immunotherapy, immune responses, eradication protocols, reservoir biology, immune activation, vaccine development, pathogenesis, botanical/herbal therapies, life style factors and clinical outcomes.
He is also considering writing on psychosocial and political issues, even though this is not his current focus of expertise.