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Edward A. Berger

Chief, MSS, LVD, NIAID

National Institutes of Health

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National Institutes of Health

31 Center Dr. MSC 2062 Building 31, Room B1-W30

Bethesda, Maryland,20892

United States

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About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting bas... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Network Operations Technician

United States Government


Staff Scientist With the Cell Biology Group

Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology


Affiliations

Institute of Human Virology

Scientific Advisory Board Member


Institute of Human Virology

Board of Advisors Member


Education

B.S.

chemistry

City College of the City University of New York


Ph.D.


Ph.D.

biochemistry and molecular biology

Cornell University


Web References(53 Total References)


www.ihv.org

Edward Berger, Ph.D.
NIAID/NIH Edward A. Berger. Dr. Berger earned his B.S. in chemistry from City College of the City University of New York in 1968. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1973 from Cornell University. He went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of genetics, biochemistry, and neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1973 to 1976 and another fellowship in the department of cellular and developmental immunology at Scripps Clinical and Research Foundation from 1976 to 1977. He was a staff scientist with the Cell Biology Group at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, from 1977 to 1987.


newsntech.org

Edward Berger, a virologist at the National Institutes of Health who helped discover how HIV enters human cells, thinks it may be possible to permanently keep the virus in check, a so-called "functional cure.
In February, he says, he will start giving monkeys T cells genetically programmed to find and destroy any cell in which the simian version of HIV is replicating. The actual process isn't as simple as the theory. Berger is sure that years of missteps and do-overs lie ahead. Also, most protocols involving engineered T cells require patients, or monkeys, to take drugs that temporarily kill off their own T cells, which isn't without risks. "Where the technology stands, it's a pretty radical treatment," Berger says. "You aren't going to use it on a cold sore. But despite all the progress that has been made treating HIV, a better approach is still needed. Because the virus hides in the body even after treatment, patients have to take antiretroviral drugs for life. With immune engineering, maybe not. Berger sees the chance of a one-time treatment that can hold the virus in check for good. "I was totally inspired by the cancer work," he says.


www.ihv.org [cached]

Edward Berger, Ph.D.
NIAID/NIH


www.learner.org [cached]

Edward A. Berger, PhDBerger is chief of the Molecular Structure Section in the laboratory of viral diseases in NIAID and NIH.Berger's lab identified the first HIV co-receptor, a molecule that Dr. Berger and his colleagues dubbed "fusin."They showed that fusin must be present on the surface of CD4+ T cells in order for HIV to enter and infect these cells.Soon thereafter, Berger's group and others showed that other HIV strains use different co-receptors to gain entry into target cells.


www.phillyhealth.com [cached]

Edward Berger, Ph.D., of NIAID - for his outstanding achievements, groundbreaking discoveries and innovative and original scientific contributions that have advanced AIDS research.
Dr. Berger published a landmark paper using a novel method to discover the first HIV coreceptor [cell surface protein HIV needs, in addition to its primary receptor, to connect to and infect immune cells] (fusin, renamed CXCR4), which directly led his and other groups to identify CCR5 as the other major coreceptor.


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