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Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD

Immunology Specialty Lab Director

Dr. Goonetilleke, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Goonitelleke’s team investigates T cell immunity mostly in the context of human infectious disease. We are actively studying T cell immunity to HIV, chlamydia and HCMV infection with collaborative studies in type 1 diabetes and cancer. The goal of our research is to generate and test novel vaccines and T cell therapeutics to prevent or control human disease.