Div. Infectious Diseases, S-156
Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Shafer is a Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the
Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University. He is an
authority on the mechanisms and consequences of HIV evolution. Dr.
Shafer created an online database (http://hivdb.stanford.edu)
that assists epidemiologists in performing HIV drug surveillance,
physicians in interpreting HIV drug resistance tests, and basic
scientists in developing new antiretroviral drugs. Dr. Shafer is the
principal investigator for several NIH-funded HIV drug resistance
projects and the technical director of Stanford University Hospitalís
Genotypic Antiretroviral Resistance Program. He is one of the pioneers
of next-generation deep sequencing technologies for the study of HIV,
HBC, and HCV drug resistance.
Shafer's Integrity versus Stanford's Expediency: Tangled Patent Dispute
Over 'Free' Drug-Resistance Database, Science 27 February 2009.