Recognition and Publications

Benjamin K. Chen, MD, PhD
2009 Avant Garde Award in HIV/AIDS research, National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH

2007 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases

2007 Irma T. Hirschl Monique Weill-Caulier Career Scientist Award

Armando Del Portillo
Recipient of a Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIAID, NIH

Benjamin Dale, PhD
Recipient of a Post Doctoral National Research Service Award, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health

Cristina Costantino, PhD
Recipient of a Mount Sinai Institutes of Clinical and Translational Sciences (MSICTS) fellowship

Kenneth Law
Recipient of a Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Raymond A. Alvarez, Rebecca E. Hamlin, Anthony Monroe, Brian Moldt and Benjamin K. Chen. Vpu antagonism of tetherin inhibits antibody-dependent NK cell-mediated cytotoxic responses against HIV-infected lymphocytes. Journal of Virology. 88(11):6031-46, 2014. [PMCID: PMC4093850]

Amanda M. Micsenyi, Chati Zony, Raymond A. Alvarez, Natasha D. Durham, Benjamin K. Chen*, and Mary E. Klotman*. Post-integration HIV-1 infection of cervical epithelial cells mediates contact-dependent productive infection of T cells. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 208(11):1756-67, 2013. *Co-corresponding authors. [PMCID: PMC3814833]

Natasha D. Durham, Alice W. Yewdall, Ping Chen, Rebecca Lee, Chati Zony, James E. Robinson, and Benjamin K. Chen, Neutralization resistance of HIV-1 virological synapse-mediated infection is regulated by the gp41 cytoplasmic tail. Journal of Virology. 86(14):7484-95. 2012. [PMCID: PMC3416307]

Benjamin M. Dale, Gregory P. McNerney, Deanna L. Thompson, Wolfgang Hubner, Kevin de los Reyes, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Thomas Huser,and Benjamin K. Chen. Endosomal HIV-1 particle maturation activates viral membrane fusion following transfer across virological synapses. Cell Host & Microbe. 10(6):551-62. 2011. [PMCID: PMC3278276]

Armando Del Portillo, Joseph Tripodi, Vesna Najfeld, Dominik Wodarz, David N. Levy, and Benjamin K. Chen BK. Multiploid inheritance of HIV-1 during cell-to-cell infection<. Journal of Virology. Vol 85(14): 7169-76. 2011. [PMCID: PMC3126592]

Ping Chen, Benjamin K. Chen*, Arevik Mosoian, Thomas Hays, Michael J. Ross, Paul E. Klotman and Mary E. Klotman. Lymphocyte-to-epithelial cell HIV transfer induces viral gene expression in renal tubular epithelial cells. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 22(3):496-507. 2011. [PMCID: PMC3060443] *Corresponding author

Wolfgang Hübner, Gregory P. McNerney, Benjamin M. Dale, Ping Chen, Ronald E. Gordon, Frank Y. S. Chuang, Xiao-Dong Li, David M. Asmuth, Thomas Huser, and Benjamin K. Chen. Quantitative 3D Video Microscopy of HIV Transfer Across T cell Virological Synapses. Science. 323(5922):1743-7. (2009) [PMCID: PMC236499]

Wolfgang Hübner, Ping Chen, Armando Delportillo, Yuxin Liu, Ronald Gordon and Benjamin K. Chen. Sequence of HIV-1 Gag localization and oligomerization monitored with continuous, live confocal imaging of a replication-competent, fluorescently tagged HIV-1. Journal of Virology, 81(22):12596-607. 2007. [PMCID: PMC2168995]

Ping Chen, Wolfgang Hübner, Matthew Spinelli, and Benjamin K. Chen. Predominant mode of HIV transfer between T cells is mediated by sustained Env-dependent neutralization-resistant virological synapses. Journal of Virology, 81(22):12582-95. 2007. [PMCID: PMC2169007]