Herpesvirus infections, Kaposi sarcoma, Epstein-Barr virus, Cytomegalovirus, HIV, Cancer, Antiviral, Antiretroviral, Immune response
Reproductive Infectious Diseases Chronic Disease
Dr. Soren Gantt is an Associate Professor with the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital and CFRI. An accomplished virologist, Dr. Gantt’s main research focus is on how common infections affect immunocompromised children and adults.
Trained as an MD/PhD at New York University, Dr. Gantt is a skilled pediatric infectious disease specialist with expertise in translational research on viral infections in children. With his background and experience, he is well positioned to contribute to the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of viral infections, and his work has the potential to contribute to the burgeoning field of vaccine development for herpes family viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex. Dr. Gantt is an excellent fit for the translational research activities of the Centre for Understanding and Preventing Infection in Children and BC Women’s Oak Tree Clinic, which provides specialized clinical care for women and children living with HIV/AIDS. His research expertise in clinical virology complements the existing strengths of investigators in the CFRI research cluster of Immunity in Health & Disease and the Division of Infectious Diseases at BC Children’s and UBC.